BROOKLYN PARK, Md. - A 15-year-old boy was beaten and robbed as he was trick-or-treating Thursday night in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County police said.
Police said the incident occurred slightly before 7:30 p.m. in the area of 10 th Avenue and Valley Road. The victim told police he was trick-or-treating with friends when they got into a dispute with another group of juveniles.
During the dispute, a male from the other group produced what the victim believed was a toy gun and demanded the victim's cell phone. The victim, realizing the hand gun was a toy gun, turned away and began to walk away.
Police said the male suspect then struck the victim in the back of the head with the toy hand gun, which led to a group of juveniles to kick and hit the victim with sticks. Someone in the group then stole the victim’s cell phone before running away, police said.
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