2002-09-07 / Community

Beaten, Robbed On Boardwalk

By Howard Schwach

By Howard Schwach

A Fire Department Lieutenant, out walking his dog on the boardwalk, was savagely attacked, beaten and robbed by a group of Hispanic Youth nearby Beach 90 Street last week, according to police sources.

According to police officers at the office of the Deputy Chief for Public Information, the unidentified 48-year-old man was walking his dog when he was hit from behind and knocked to his knees.

"He did not think twice about walking past them, even at that late hour, because there were both boys and girls and he thought they were just hanging out," a source close to the victim told The Wave under the condition of anonymity.

The man was reportedly kicked in the face repeatedly by the four male youths that were part of the group.

"He was beaten so badly that he had to have a steel pin put into his chin," the local source said. "They kicked out his teeth."

The man was robbed of his wallet containing $100 and his watch. They, the four boys and three girls fled the scene before police and emergency workers could respond.

Detectives of the 100 Robbery Squad are investigating the incident. Police sources believe that robbery was the only motive for the attack.

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