A 15-year-old boy was the victim of a strong-arm robbery on Tuesday in front
of South Haven Elementary School at 395 Midway Drive, the Porter County
Sheriff’s Police said.
According to police, at 6:49 p.m. the boy was skateboarding eastbound on the
sidewalk near the school and listening to music on his iPhone 4, which he’d
placed in the breast pocket of his shirt. Ahead of him the boy observed two
male subject heading in his direction, prompting him to get off the
skateboard and walk through the grass around them, police said.
As he was doing so, one of the subjects punched him in the chest, knocking
him to the ground.
The boy “immediately covered up, waiting for additional strikes,” police
said. “However, none came.”
On getting up, he saw the two subjects running from the scene southbound on
Long Run Road. He also noticed that his iPhone was missing from his pocket.
A subsequent search of the area was unable to produce the iPhone. The boy
advised that it probably fell from his pocket when he got knocked down and
that one of the subjects picked it up.
Police described one of the suspects as a white male in his late teens, 5’
10’’ to 6’ 00’ in height with a medium build, blond medium length hair,
wearing a red shirt; the other, as a black male, also in his late teens, 5’
11’ to 6’ 01’’ in height with a slim build, sporting goatee facial hair and
a dark hoodie.
Police put the loss at $150.