Thieves punched, kicked and robbed a 13-year-old Valley boy Sunday night as he walked through his neighborhood with his older brother, sheriff’s officials said.
The teens were walking in the 13600 block of 14th Court about 10 p.m. when two teenage males in a pickup truck began yelling at them. After the older brother ran away, the teens confronted the younger boy, deputies said, pushing him to the ground, hitting and kicking him, and stealing his wallet and watch.
A neighbor heard yelling and crying, and called police. The teens drove away in a dark blue Nissan extra cab pickup with tinted windows, the witness said. At least one of the thieves tripped several times and appeared intoxicated, the victim said. The truck drove through a couple of yards before leaving the neighborhood.
The boy suffered bruises and sore arms and legs.
The teen who assaulted the 13-year-old boy was white, 16 or 17 years old, with reddish-blond hair and a medium build. He was about 6 feet tall.
The other teen was also white, 16 or 17 years old, with short or balding hair. He was about 5-foot-4. Anyone with information should call Crime Check at 456-2233.