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Police looking for backpack bandits in Wilson

Published On: Mar 05 2013 01:39:10 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 06 2013 01:30:52 PM CST
WILSON, Pa. -

Police in Wilson, Northampton Co., are looking for two teens who robbed another teen of his backpack.

A teen was walking in the area of 19th and Butler streets when he was approached by two other teens, police said.

One of the boys grabbed the victim's backpack and ran north on 19th street.  Police said the teen chased after the other boys, but when he caught up with them, he was punched in the face several times.  The third boy then picked up the dropped backpack and ran away with it. 

One of the robbers is described as a white male, 16-17 years old, light facial hair, piercings in his ears, and wearing a grey hoodie and jeans.  He was last seen running north on S. 19th St.

The other robber, who got away with the backpack, is described as a black male, 16-17 years old, short black hair, and wearing a grey hoodie and jeans.  He was last seen running east on Butler St.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Christian Meehan at 610-258-8542.