Barnegat Investigating Assault of 10-Year-Old

By Eric Englund | Oct 30, 2019

Barnegat — Barnegat Township police are investigating the apparent assault of a 10-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle.

Lt. Jeff Ryan said the victim was riding on Sloop Court in Settler’s Landing shortly after 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 when he was approached by two boys, ages 10 and 12, who confronted and then assaulted him.

Ryan said the boy was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

 

“The victim and the other boys knew each other,” said Ryan, adding that no arrests have been made.

 

Ryan said anyone who witnessed the attack can call Sgt. Ed Smith at 609-698-5000, extension 265.  —

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