Lt. Andrew Power of the Wethersfield Police Department said two carloads of teens driving stolen vehicles, looking to steal more, robbed and beat the boy at the bus stop.
It happened on Yale Street a block up from four girls who were waiting at the next stop.
“There was a car that started speeding down the road. It didn’t stop at the stop sign, and there was a car right behind following,” one girl explained.
For safety reasons, the girls don’t want to reveal their identities, but they saw the cars stop in front of the 13-year-old and surround him. They wanted his phone and backpack.
“He said ‘no,’ and when he said ‘no,’ they got out of the car, and they beat him and then…Right after that, he ran.”
The 13-year-old did go to school and did not need medical attention. Police do have several good leads and are zeroing in on the teens responsible.
Meanwhile, the other students are taking precautions of their own.
“We are all going to meet at the same bus stop and we’re all going to go out at the same time so no one is alone,” one girl explained.
Police believe one of the cars was stolen earlier in the morning in West Hartford. Officials are tracking down the other vehicle as well.