PASADENA >> Police are seeking three men who beat and robbed a 17-year-old Pasadena boy of his necklace and iPhone in a residential neighborhood late Friday.
The teen was waiting for a ride about 7:25 p.m. in the 300 block of Adena Street when three men approached, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“Without provocation, (one of the men) punched the victim in the face,” Goodman said. “He retaliated and fought back. (A second attacker) began to physically assault the victim as well.”
When the boy fell to the ground, the robbers grabbed a gold chain from his neck and snatched his black iPhone, the lieutenant said.
The boy was treated for injuries not believed to be serious, he said.
Police described the robbers as three men in their 20s. One was Latino, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, of thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The second robber was described as Latino, 5 feet 7 inches tall, heavyset, wearing a black T-shirt and gray jeans.
The third robber was described as “possible Armenian. He wore a black letterman-style jacket and was unshaven.
All three were last seen fleeing the area on foot.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.