January 06, 2016
Philadelphia police are hoping the public can help identify three teens who, police said, stole a hoverboard from another teenager in the city's Francisville section just days after Christmas.
According to police, the incident occurred on Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. when a 16-year-old boy was riding a hoverboard on the 700 block of N. 19th St. and was approached by three teenagers on bicycles.
Police said that, at that time, one of the bike riders punched the boy and shoved him off the hoverboard before stealing it.
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Police said the three suspects then fled and were last seen heading south on 19th Street.
According to police, all of the suspects are black males in their mid- to late-teens, and the individual who punched the victim was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light blue sweatpants and a black mask and was riding a yellow bicycle with red wheels at the time of the incident. Law enforcement officials described the two fellow bike riders as also in their mid- to late-teens and said they were riding black bicycles. One was wearing a blue hooded jacket and dark colored pants, while the other was wearing a blue hooded jacket and white sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.
Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.