Police seek suspects after 3 young men attacked, robbed on New Year’s Eve in Public Garden
Boston police are investigating the New Year’s Eve assault and robbery of three young men in the Public Garden by armed assailants, which left one victim with a stab wound that required treatment at a hospital.
According to a Boston police incident report, the victims, all men in their 20s who gave Pembroke and Amherst addresses, told police they were walking through the Public Garden around 10 p.m. when a trio of unknown males approached them.
One suspect brandished a handgun, according to the report.
“The suspects stated to the victims: ‘Give me your money,’ ” the report said. “At that time [one victim] felt a sharp pain in the lower left side of his stomach.”
That pain was the result of a minor stab wound, the report said, which the victim later received treatment for at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The victims handed over cash and bank cards, and the robbers took one man to a Bank of America ATM at the corner of Winter and Tremont streets, according to the report. The man withdrew cash and gave it to the suspects, who fled into Boston Common, police said.
According to the report, all three victims were reunited and said they didn’t call police for about a half-hour after the incident because they were looking for the man who had been forced to withdraw cash.
The stabbing victim “went to the Brigham Hospital to have his stomach pain treated,” the report said.
A police spokesman said Friday the incident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.
The suspects were described as a gun-toting white male standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a light brown hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans; a Hispanic male also standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and clad in a black and maroon hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans; and a light-skinned black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying an unknown weapon.
“The suspects overwhelmed the victims by approaching them quickly,” the report said.