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Stamford Teen Beaten, Robbed Of $20 While Buying iPhone

Stamford Police said a 14-year-old was robbed of $20 while trying to buy an iPhone in a street purchase.
Stamford Police said a 14-year-old was robbed of $20 while trying to buy an iPhone in a street purchase. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 14-year-old was punched, kicked and robbed of $20 in downtown Stamford when he went to buy an iPhone from another teenager Monday afternoon, police said.

The boy had arranged on Facebook to buy an iPhone for $60 from someone who said they were from New Rochelle, police said. The seller said he would come to Stamford for an extra $5, police said.

The two agreed to meet in Stamford near One Landmark Square at about 1 p.m., police said. The seller, believed to be about 15, arrived with another teenage boy and teenage girl, police said.

But instead of buying an iPhone, the 14-year-old was placed in a headlock by one of the boys while the other boy kneed him in the chest and punched him, police said. The robbers were able to take $20 from the victim before fleeing the scene, police said.

The boy, accompanied by his father, reported the robbery a couple of hours later, police said.

The first suspect was described as a white male, about 5-foot-4, and wearing a white baseball hat, blue jeans and white and black Air Jordan sneakers.

The second male was described as Hispanic about 5-foot-six with short spiked hair and a pierced left eyebrow.

The girl was described as Hispanic with a ponytail and wearing a purple T shirt and purple sneakers with blue laces.

Despite the brutal attack, the teen suffered only a scratch to his elbow, police said.

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