Autistic teen robbed in Upper Hutt

Last updated 17:33 03/09/2009

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A gang of youths who robbed an Upper Hutt autistic boy have been caught - thanks to CCTV.

The incident happened around 4pm yesterday at the Upper Hutt railway station.

Police said the 15-year-old was waiting at a bus shelter "when a group of youths formulated a plan to steal his school bag".

When the boy was distracted, a girl grabbed his bag and threw it across the station subway area to a boy.

The youths ransacked his bag, taking a cellphone and his wallet, before throwing the bag back to the boy.

Police said the boy became "very distraught".

"He was visibly shaken and vulnerable and was comforted by a bus driver at the time."

The youths were reportedly caught in the act on CCTV and police were then able to track them down.

Upper Hutt Constable Dave Higgins said two of the youths had been referred to youth aid.

- with NZPA

 

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