REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Police are investigating the reported attempted robbery of a teenager, on Monday night, in Rehoboth Beach.
Delaware State Police say around 8:00 PM a 16-year-old male was walking to his home in Lewes, after leaving the Wawa on Coastal Highway and John J. Williams Highway, when he was approached from behind by two black males demanding money, in Peoples Memorial Park Cemetery.
According to the report, after the victim said he had none, one suspect pulled out a small pocket knife, and then the two suspects went through his pockets. Police say the victim was able to flee, but the two suspects caught back up with him and started punching him in the face; one even reportedly put out a lit cigarette on the victim's face, before fleeing without any items.
The victim called 911 from the Midway Dollar Tree. He was then taken to Beebe Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the alleged attack.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted to the DSP Mobile Crime App, texting DSP to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting the TipSubmit website.