by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
CEDAR GROVE - Cedar Grove Police are conducting an investigation in response to an incident involving three Cedar Grove females, ages 15 and 16, who were reportedly physically assaulted and robbed last night at 11:15pm. The teens were walking on East Bradford Avenue near St. Catherine of Siena School when they were apparently accosted by three black males who had run up behind them.
One of the suspects is said to have demanded that the girls give him their phones and wallets. After getting the items, the teens reported that he knocked all three of them to the ground and stole Michael Kors purses from two of them.
Police were contacted by an East Bradford Avenue resident who heard the girls screaming, saw the reported assault, and then saw the suspects running east on East Bradford towards Yorkshire Drive.
Police arrived after the assault and observed scrapes and abrasions on two of the teens which were consistent with the reported assault.
The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad provided first aid but none of the victims were hospitalized.
Cedar Grove Police, along with Verona and Little Falls Police conducted an area search for the suspects with negative results.
All three suspects were described as being 17 to 20 years of age and there is no information regarding any vehicle they may have been driving.
Cedar Grove Police ask that anyone who may have observed suspicious activity in the area around the time of the assault contact detectives at 973-239- 4100.