A teenage boy was beaten up and robbed in the east alley behind the 3400 block of N. Janssen at 4:30 this evening, a witness says, but the boy left the scene before police arrived and no report has been taken.
The victim, whose cell phone was taken in the attack, borrowed a passing woman’s phone to dial 911 and report the crime. The victim is describe as male, white, about 13 or 14 years old with braces. He wore a silver jacket.
The offender—male, white, up to 6-feet tall, wearing a dark hoodie—was last seen fleeing westbound.
Officers were on-scene within two minutes of the call’s dispatch, but only the woman remained to speak with them. Until the victim or his parents step forward, the crime cannot be officially recorded by the police department.