The search continues for three teenage boys police say jumped and attacked a 12-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle in the 500 block of Pearl Street around 7 p.m. Monday night. Authorities say the victim was not seriously injured in the attack, which police indicated was perpetrated by three boys between the ages of 15 and 18 – two white and one Hispanic with long, black hair. They were reportedly driving an older model black Ford Mustang with a 4th-grade Oregon-Davis baseball sticker in the back window.
The vehicle fled the scene before police officers arrived, and authorities are urging anyone with information about the attack to call the Hamlet Police Department at (574) 867-2623. If anyone sees the black Mustang they are asked to call 911.
Chief Deputy Kyle Hinds told WKVI that there have been no major developments in the case as they continue their search for the vehicle, and police have checked with Oregon-Davis school staff in an effort to identify the attackers. Unfortunately, no students at the school match the description, and the Mustang was not spotted dropping children off for the school day at Knox or Oregon-Davis.
Hinds said that they did get a break in the case, as the vehicle was said to have been spotted at the gas station in Hamlet between 6 and 7 p.m. He said police will be checking surveillance footage at the gas station to see if they can identify the vehicle and, if they’re lucky, the attackers.