Two 16-year-old boys were robbed and beaten up in Anderson Park last night before being taken to the hospital, Montclair Police say. They say a group of six or seven black men attacked them and took $30.
Montclair Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred on June 29th, shortly after 9:30 p.m. in Anderson Park. Two 16-year-old males from Clifton were walking in the park when (6) to (7) seven black males wearing white athletic t-shirts and shorts approached them and began striking them with their hands and feet. One of the suspects yelled to the victims “just give us the money.” The victims each turned over money totaling $ 30.00 dollars to the suspects. The suspects then fled the area on foot running south through the park. The parents of both victims were contacted and responded to the scene. Both victims were then treated by MVAU and transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The victim’s injuries consisted of cuts and scrapes to the chin and head. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751. Due to the incident occurring in the county park, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department was contacted and did respond to the scene.