Police are investigating a swarming incident involving a 14-year-old boy who was out riding his bicycle with a 15-year-old friend last week in Kirkland.
Montreal police community relations officer Jean-Pierre Lévis at Station 1 said the two teenage boys were surrounded by close to a dozen older boys, 17- and 18-year-old English-speaking youths on Elkas Blvd. near the bicycle path close to Margaret Manson Elementary School. .
During the incident, the boy’s wallet, iPod, jacket and gold chain were stolen from him. It happened September 21, between 8 and 9 p.m.
Lévis said the 14-year-old boy was hit with a stick by one of the older youths, who also took the boy’s iPod, wallet and jacket. When the 14-year-old refused to hand over his gold necklace to the older youth, a second youth stepped in and ripped it from him his neck.
The first suspect is described as 5 ft 9 ins. and wearing a blue and orange ball cap. The second suspect was shorter, 5 ft 8 ins.