Police arrested several teenage muggers who pistol-whipped, punched and robbed a 25-year-old man in the North First Hill neighborhood Tuesday night.
The victim and two women were smoking cigarettes in the 1200 block of Boylston Avenue when a group of five to six boys and one girl approached about 10:20 PM. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim. Then the entire group attacked him, took his cell phone and fled.
The victim suffered minor cuts and abrasions. He declined medical attention. The women with him were unharmed.
Officers spotted a suspicious group in the area and brought in witnesses who identified them as some of the robbers. Police arrested four boys and a girl, and recovered a realistic-looking BB gun.
Two teenage boys were booked into the Youth Services Center on robbery charges. The others were released to adult relatives.