Teen beats up clerk at Downtown Crossing jewelry store as others cheer, police say

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.

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What have we come to?

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Three teens violently assaulting and robbing a woman over 60 while others cheer. When did people become such animals? I swear the human race is devolving. Throw the book at them!

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Old women were routinely punched in the face

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knocked to the ground, and had their pocketbook snatched back in the 80s when I was a kid in Jamaica Plain. They were usually longtime residents whose husbands died and they didn't want to leave the home they lived in for 40-50 years. Tremendous level of violent, random street crime back then. Older people told me it was even worse in the 70s.

As a kid, I used to worry about my mom coming home in the evening from work, shopping. She had been jumped, robbed multiple times. I would stay by the window looking up the street waiting for her to appear. Sad thing for a kid to have to do.

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When?

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I'd say around 1955 when the first bloomer baby boomers were entering their teenage years.

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DTC

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Not exactly an endorsement for people to come shopping in that area. Kind of young to be into robbery.

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I wonder what they were thinking?

I saw them all lined up in front of the store around 10:30 yesterday (surrounded by the police). They all seemed to have a smug, could not care less expression on their faces. I hope that is not the case!

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Too young to have their names released.

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Time to abolish this total BS. Assault suspects should not get special treatment just because of their age.

And if protecting a suspect's identity is so importantly becaue "their lives and future prospects for employment will be irreparably harmed", then perhaps we should extend this protection to all suspects, regardless of age.

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nope.

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it isn't. and you can blame the establishment democrats for that. Go Steelers.

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You really have lost what small mind you once had, haven't you?

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it isn't. and you can blame the establishment democrats for that. Go Steelers.

  1. Do you even know what an "establishment democrat[sic]" is?
  2. Are you aware that the Patriots and the Steelers played last Sunday? No, you aren't, because you don't follow sports; you're just a dog in the manger.

You are ever more pathetic, FakeBoyYuppie

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Is it just me

Or does DTX seem to have more layabouts, deadbeats, drug dealers, losers, and scumbags than in the recent past?

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i work in the area

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and honestly it is still way better than it was 5 years ago. i haven't literally had to step over passed out junkies, piles of barf or piss in years. DTX has been an open sewer for a long time, but it has gotten better in recent years as far as i'm concerned.

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Was there yesterday afternoon

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Was there yesterday afternoon and was almost nostalgic for that area in the early 90's as I walked through there

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Next time

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The clerk should call the cops.

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I'm wondering if there's more

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I'm wondering if there's more to the story... it seems implausible that a large group of kids would ALL react like they did nothing wrong, if they did something wrong.

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Downtown Crossing

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What is going on with DTX? Its a cesspool! I took the T down today from Central. When I got off at Park Street the escalator up to Tremont (at St. Pauls) was broken. When I emerged from the depths I was surrounded by riff-raff with accents and the stench of cigarettes. Winter Street was more of the same. This is not the same DTX that I knew and loved in 1985.

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Downtown Crossing

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What is going on with DTX? Its a cesspool! I took the T down today from Central. When I got off at Park Street the escalator up to Tremont (at St. Pauls) was broken. When I emerged from the depths I was surrounded by riff-raff with accents and the stench of cigarettes. Winter Street was more of the same. This is not the same DTX that I knew and loved in 1985.

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