Two Port Chester teens accused of being part of a group of about nine young people who attacked a 27-year-old Port Chester man on South Main Street Thursday morning have been charged with assault, said.
The 1 a.m. attack in front of 8 S. Main St. was the latest in of a series of involving a group of young people who have attacked people in downtown Port Chester. Police said the investigation into these attacks is continuing.
In Thursday's incident, in addition to the 27-year-old Port Chester man who was attacked, a 19-year-old Port Chester resident who tried to come to his assistance was also beaten by the group of attackers.
William Ribeiro, 17, of 8 Armett St., and Tyrik Harris, 16, of 1 Weber Drive, are both charged with second-degree assault, a felony, after Thursday's attack, police said.
The investigation of Thursday's attack began when Port Chester police received a report of a disturbance on South Main Street. When they arrived, police found a 27-year-old Port Chester man bleeding from injuries to the head an his left arm.
Police said the victim had been hit with some form of a wooden stick when he was jumped and beaten by a group of nine young people. As he was being punched, kicked and hit with the stick, a 19-year-old Port Chester resident who was nearby tried to assist the victim and stop the attack. However, police said the 19-year-old then became another target for the attacking group.
The 27-year-old victim was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment and needed 12 stitches to close his wounds, police said. The 19-year-old did not require medical treatment.
Based on descriptions of the attackers, Port Chester police said village officers checked the area through the early-morning hours in hopes of finding the attackers. Police said Ribeiro and Harris were spotted and were brought to police headquarters for questioning.
As the investigation continued, police said witnesses linked the two teens to the attack and they were arrested on the assault charge.
Port Chester police ask that anyone who may have information about the recent attacks call them at 914-939-1000.
Police said the incident in front of is unrelated to an incident earlier in the summer when two men were involved in a fight inside the business at that location, , and the front window of the business was smashed.