Seven Juveniles Charged In Afternoon Robbery, Assault

SALISBURY — An elderly man was brutally beaten and robbed by a group of as many as seven juveniles on a Salisbury street last Saturday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. last Saturday, Salisbury Police responded to the area of Camden Ave. and Monticello Ave. for a reported robbery. Salisbury Police officer met with an 83-year-old male victim who reported he was walking down Camden Ave. in the area of Monticello Ave. when he was approached by a group of juvenile males riding bicycles.

One of the juveniles struck the elderly victim in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect allegedly told the victim “gimme [sic] all your money.” The suspects then proceeded to kick and punch the victim while he was lying on the ground.

One of the suspects then forcibly removed the victim’s umbrella from his possession and assaulted him with it, causing the umbrella to break in half. The victim complained of pain to his entire body as well as suffering lacerations to his upper torso. The suspects then fled the area on bicycles.

During the investigation, seven juvenile males were located, identified and charged for the assault and robbery. Among those charged included three 14-year-olds, two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old male, all from Salisbury. Salisbury Police officers also recovered a backpack from the suspects, which contained an airsoft-type replica handgun.

Further investigation revealed two of the bicycles used by the juveniles had been reported stolen from the Monticello neighborhood where the assault and robbery took place. Six of the juveniles were held this week by the Department of Juvenile Justice, while the 16-year-old was released by a Court Commissioner.

The investigation is ongoing and police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying other suspects. Anyone with information us urged to contact the Salisbury Police Department or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.