Boston Police report arresting two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old on a charge they attacked a clerk at Skylight Jewelers, 44 School St. - and ripped a gold necklace off her neck - Monday morning.
According to police, the three teens - too young to have their names released - and three other teens were huddled in the store's doorway, ringing its doorbell repeatedly around 10 a.m. when the clerk asked them to leave:
The victim stated she opened the door in a final attempt to get the group to leave. The victim stated the group began taunting and threatening to assault the victim. The victim stated the group began to swarm her within the doorway so she defended herself and attempted to push them away with her legs. At this time, one of the female suspects violently attacked the victim and began punching and kicking her while the group cheered the suspect on. The fight spilled into the jewelry store where the suspects ripped the victim’s gold necklace off of her before fleeing the area on foot.
After the incident, the three teens stayed in Downtown Crossing, making it relatively easy for police to find and arrest them on charges of assault and battery on a person over 60 and unarmed robbery. Police say three other teens who cheered the attackers on were released.