Tosa teen robbed, assaulted while walking to friend's house

July 24, 2012

A 17-year-old Wauwatosa boy was robbed and assaulted while walking at 61st Street and Wisconsin Avenue early Saturday morning, police said.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The boy was walking to a friend's house at 12:41 a.m. Saturday when two men approached him. One man asked how much money he had. The boy pulled out a $1 bill and handed it over.

The second man punched the boy in the jaw, knocking him to the ground. The boy got up and ran up a steep hill, losing a shoe along the way. The robbers chased him, tripping him on the sidewalk. The boy said he made numerous attempts to get up but they kept pushing him down. At some point, he lost his shirt and second shoe.

Eventually the boy got free and ran to his friend's house.

When police arrived, the boy was cleaning numerous skin abrasions on his knees, legs, hip, arms and upper back. He refused medical attention.

He thought the men might be after his "Jordans" (shoes), but all of his clothing was found along the route he ran.


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