4 juveniles allegedly assaulted a woman in Roxbury and filmed it on a cellphone

An 11-year-old girl was one of the four suspects arrested.

A woman walking in Roxbury Tuesday night was assaulted by four juveniles — including an 11-year-old girl — who allegedly pushed her to the ground, kicked her, robbed her, and filmed the incident on a cellphone, according to police.

A 17-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy from Mattapan, a 13-year-old girl from Roxbury, and an 11-year-old girl from Dorchester were arrested for unarmed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, Boston police said in a release.

Police received a radio call for a robbery in progress near 800 Parker St. shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the release. A woman told police she had been approached by four teenagers, one of whom “shoved her to the ground” before two others joined him in kicking her in the head and body. The fourth filmed the incident on a cellphone, she said.


The suspects allegedly took the woman’s cellphone and fled the area on foot. 

En route to the location, officers spotted the four and took them into custody, according to the release.

The same teens were also identified as the assailants in an earlier assault and battery, during which police say the suspects kicked the victim before attempting to steal his backpack. The four were to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.


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