NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – Authorities says a pack of roving teens waged a two-minute crime spree that left five people robbed and beaten following a concert in New Jersey’s largest city.
The wave of violence broke out as nearly 20,000 people left Newark’s Prudential Center after Saturday’s Red Hot Chili Peppers show.
Three teenagers and two adults were targeted, including a 23-year-old Pennsylvania man, who suffered a fractured eye socket.
Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the suspects appeared to be a band of 10 or 15 “thugs.” No arrests have been made.
Prudential Center officials say they wish the victims a speedy recovery, and praised the work of the Newark Police Department
DeMaio tells the newspaper 23 officers were assigned on Saturday, despite the city ordering a recent reduction.