Teen attacked, robbed at mall

A Bridgeport teen was attacked and robbed while shopping at the Westfield Trumbull mall on Saturday afternoon, according to Trumbull police.

Officers were patrolling the mall at about 5:30 p.m. when they saw a fight break out between several teenage males in the Target department store. The officers were able to break up the melee and apprehend two of the suspects as they attempted to flee.

The victim of the attack told the officers that the group of five or six males approached him as he walked into Target and asked him if he was talking about someone they knew.

The victim did not know what they were talking about and responded “no.” The group then jumped the victim, punching him several times, police said. As he was being assaulted, one of the males stole money from his pants pocket. The victim received minor injuries during the incident.

The male who had stolen the money was one of the teens stopped by the officers. The money was recovered and returned to the victim. Officers searched the mall for the other teens, but they could not be located.

One 14-year-old was charged with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault, sixth-degree larceny, and breach of peace. A second teen, 15, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. The two, both of Bridgeport, were released to their parents. They are scheduled to appear in court on January 23.