NEWARK, Del. - March 2, 2009 (WPVI) -- New Castle County Police are investigating the robbery of a wheelchair bound teenage male and his friend who were assaulted and robbed of cash and clothing.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon in the area of the Brookside Shopping Center.
When police arrived at the scene they found the 18-year-old male victim who is confined to a wheelchair and his 19-year-old friend. The two told police they had just left the Shell gas station on Route 4 and were walking back toward their home in Brookside when they noticed they were being followed.
The teens said they then walked behind the Brookside Shopping Center and onto a dirt footpath, which runs adjacent to the Brookside Apartments. That's when three subjects attacked the 19-year-old victim.
The men proceeded to assault the victim while they removed his black long sleeve shirt and cell phone from his pocket. The thieves did not assault the other victim, but they did go through the pouch on his wheel chair and removed an undisclosed amount of cash.
After taking the cash and clothing, the suspects then casually walked off toward the shopping center.