Brookfield police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three subjects who attacked four teenage boys, robbing one of his cellphone, while the boys were walking in the vicinity of Jackson and Park avenues about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26.
According to the victim and his three friends, they were walking eastbound on Jackson Avenue approaching Park Avenue when they were approached by three subjects, who asked, “Who has the money?” and “What kind of cellphones you got?”
All of the offenders appeared to be about 20 years old, according to police. One was described as a black male wearing a red-and-black polo shirt, black framed glasses and a black beanie cap. The second was described as a tall black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, while the third was described as a tall Hispanic male wearing a basketball jersey – possibly an L.A. Lakers jersey – and jeans.
They grabbed one of the teens, who was wearing headphones, and began striking him around the head before taking his Apple iPhone. The offenders fled north on Park Avenue after the victim picked one of them up and slammed him to the ground, according to police. No one was seriously injured.
Police initially believed the attackers may have come from an underage drinking party police had broken up in the 3400 block of Prairie Avenue at 6:20 p.m. that same evening. Three minors were cited for underage drinking, while seven others were released without being cited.
The father of the girl throwing the party was at work while the party was taking place, according to the report. He was given a local ordinance citation for having a “disorderly house.”
Later that evening police interviewed three people who had been at the party, but released them without charges after questioning.
Anyone with any information should contact Brookfield police, 708-485-8131.