Two teens accused of beating boy unconscious, stealing Air Jordans off his feet
NEW YORK — Two teenage boys have been nabbed for beating a 16-year-old boy unconscious on a Harlem street and stealing the Air Jordan sneakers off his feet, police said Thursday.
Dijon Sellers, 18, and a 14-year-old suspect whose name was not released because he is a minor were identified by a tipster and arrested Wednesday, cops said.
Both are charged with robbery and gang assault for the shocking Jan. 7 beatdown.
The victim was standing in front of a McDonald’s on Broadway near West 145th Street when a crew of muggers ran up and jumped him about 9:15 p.m., police said.
He was punched and kicked unconscious before the attackers ran off with the sneakers off his feet, police said.
The victim was taken by medics to Harlem Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Four days after the attack, cops released surveillance footage of the suspects and asked the public’s help identifying them.
Neither suspect has prior arrests, police said. Sellers lives in the Bronx, according to cops.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many attackers are still being sought.