Five juveniles threw hot coffee in a convenience store clerk’s face and beat him after he tried to stop the group from stealing from an Uptown 7-Eleven store on Saturday evening, police said. Patrol officers located all five of the teens and charges are pending, according to a CPD spokesperson.
The juveniles, one of whom had a knife, entered the store at 4150 North Broadway at 8:28 p.m. and began filling their backpacks with merchandise from the shelves, police said.
When the clerk intervened, the teens turned violent, scalding him in the face with hot coffee and beating him. The group continued to punch the victim in the head and threw merchandise at him before they ran from the store.
Patrol officers using a description of the offenders located a group of suspects near Montrose and Sheridan a few minutes later. Cops arrested all five juveniles after the victim identified them as the attackers, the police spokesperson said.