Police arrest 2 teens in robbery

HARLINGEN — Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a robbery.

At approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 1500 block of North Commerce Street regarding an aggravated robbery.

Police found a man who said two male subjects had assaulted him and stolen personal items. Police said the incident occurred around 2 p.m. along the railroad tracks at the rear of an apartment complex on Commerce Street.

The victim said he was repeatedly punched and kicked. At one point, the assailants grabbed the victim’s skateboard and used it to strike him. The suspects took the victim’s backpack and contents and left the area.

The victim was hospitalized for treatment of various injuries he sustained during the attack.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives said they identified the suspects, ages 15 and 16, both from Harlingen.

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