On Friday at 7 p.m., a 15-year-old victim was walking near the corner of Semton Boulevard and Hempstead Turnpike when a group of men came up behind him, according to Nassau County Police.
They threw the teen on the ground, demanded money and hit him in the head, police say. The suspects searched the teen’s pockets but didn’t find money. The suspects fled on bikes and foot west on Hempstead Turnpike, according to police.
The teen returned home, called police and refused medical attention.
Two officers saw five men fitting the description of the suspects at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike.
After investigation by the Nassau County Police, Robert Fragoso, 16, Justin Johnson, 16, Paul Tribie, 16, and two 15-year-old male juveniles were arrested.
The two 15-year-old suspects were carrying a Vipertex stun gun and a gravity knife, police said.
Fragoso, Johnson and Tribie, all from West Hempstead, are charged with attempted robbery and will be arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
The two juvenile defendants are being charged with attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. They will be also be arraigned Saturday at Nassau County Family Court.