Three people charged with a hate crime are accused of beating and robbing a 16-year-old boy because he was a “white person in a black neighborhood and appeared to be an easy target,” a Henrico County police spokesman said.
Three attackers began walking behind the teen and chased him after he began running, Perry said. They caught him and assaulted him “numerous times” before he got away. The attackers caught the teen again and “hit him several more times” before letting him go, taking his wallet and a small amount of cash.
“They beat the boy pretty bad,” Perry said, although the teen did not require hospitalization.