A Massachusetts teenager was led to a remote area Saturday night and was mugged, police say.
(Fox 25 Boston)
A Massachusetts teen who believed he was led to a remote area to smoke marijuana with a match on a popular dating app, was dragged from a car and attacked with a baton in an unexpected ambush, police say.
The victim, whose exact age and identity were not made public, reportedly told Haverhill police that he was attracted to the attack by a man he met on Grindr.
The teenager told the police that he thought he was being taken to Millvale Reservoir on Saturday night to smoke marijuana and was arrested in a car by Lorenco Gjegji, 19, and Joshua Blanchard, 18, Fox 25 Boston reported.
After the car parked by the woods, two cars pulled up, police say. The victim was then thrown from the vehicle and repeatedly beaten, kicked, and beaten with a baton, the station added, citing court documents.
The suspects – including Gjegji, Blanchard, 18-year-old Cade Ford, 19-year-old Joseph Clohisy, of Haverhill and 18-year-old Richard Pedro – then allegedly stole the victim’s Air Jordan sneakers, $ 140 in cash and his mobile phone before dumping him in Haverhill, according to Fox 25 Boston.
A police log viewed by the station, said the victim was admitted to a local hospital Sunday night with extensive injuries, including a possible concussion, although his condition was not immediately known Friday.
5 teens held w/o bail accused of luring, beating and robbing another teenager in a secluded area in Haverhill. How dating app Grindr connected victim to attackers #Boston25 NEW at 11 pic.twitter.com/1jJoMqjp7d
— Drew Karedes (@DrewKaredes) February 8, 2018
The motive for the attack is unknown, but the five suspects are being held without bail for a court appearance Friday. They are accused of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and armed robbery.
The family of the accused does not want to speak when approached by a Fox 25 Boston reporter in their homes.