Three Arrested for Beating, Robbing Carrier

By: E&P Staff

Three men were arrested the night of June 9 in connection with what was believed to have been the beating and robbery of an 18-year-old newspaper delivery man on June 6, the Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass., reported.

According to police, the assault and robbery occurred before 6:00 that morning while the unidentified carrier was delivering newspapers.

Police said the victim was at a McDonalds in Lawrence Wednesday night when he recognized the suspects and called 911. Two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old were arrested at the restaurant.

Held on $25,000 cash bail each, the suspects are charged with car jacking, assault and battery, armed robbery and larceny of property over $250. One also was charged with an outstanding warrant.

The carrier told police that when a car that was stopped across the street from him pulled around in front of his car, three men left the other car, and one of them punched the carrier, who ran away after dropping his car keys.

After hiding for several minutes, he told police, the carrier flagged down a driver, whom he asked to call the police.

The car was found a short time later.

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