12-Year-Old Gang Member Charged in Robbery, Beating

The sixth-grader is believed to have used brass knuckles in the attack on the 39-year-old man

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013  |  Updated 2:43 PM EDT
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Boy, 12, Charged in Robbery, Brutal Beating

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Police in Connecticut say they've arrested a 12-year-old suspected gang member in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of a 39-year-old man earlier this month.
 
Police told The Advocate of Stamford that the local sixth-grader may be in a gang that's been beating up and robbing Hispanic immigrants.

 
The boy's name wasn't released because of juvenile offender laws. He's detained at a juvenile jail.
 
Police say the boy and four other males beat and robbed a Hispanic man on June 1. 
 
The victim was lured by a woman to the area of 23 Alden St., and the 12-year-old showed up and began beating the man, authorities said. The others then joined in the attack.
 
The beating victim had broken ribs and severe facial injuries. Police believe the boy may have been using brass knuckles.
 
"They really pummeled this guy," Lt. Diedrich Hohn told the paper.
 
Police say the victim later identified the boy after seeing him Saturday and picking him out of a school yearbook obtained by authorities.
 

Officers say they expect to make more arrests in connection with the attacks. 

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