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Police: Stamford Teen Beaten, Robbed In Drug Deal Gone Wrong

STAMFORD, Conn. - A 15-year-old Stamford youth was knocked unconscious and robbed of his iPhone and $40 in cash during a drug deal gone wrong, police said.

The incident occurred on Atlantic Street at about 4:45 p.m. Friday when the victim tried to buy $40 worth of marijuana from an unnamed dealer, police said.

After taking the teen's cash, the dealer said he had to go pick up the pot, according to the police report. When he returned, the victim demanded the pot or his money back, but the dealer refused, police said.

One of the dealer's accomplices, Shaheem Watkins, 18, of Newfield Avenue in Stamford, then punched the victim in the face, knocking him out, police said. He then took the victim's iPhone and left the scene, police said. Police did not disclose whether the victim required medical attention after the assault.

Watkins was arrested a short time later and charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was released on a promise to appear in Stamford Superior Court later this month.

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