Boy beaten and robbed in Stamford iPhone scam

A 14-year-old boy was beaten and robbed by two other teens in a parking garage at One Landmark Square Monday afternoon after being lured there to buy a cheap iPhone.

Sgt. Kelly Connelly said the boy had found an iPhone on Facebook to buy for $60. The person he was supposed to buy it from said he was from New Rochelle and for an extra $5 he would bring it to Stamford for him.

He met the two boys, believed to be 15 or 16 years old, with a girl at Dunkin’ Donuts at 300 Main St. at about 1 p.m. Monday and they walked into the garage level A1 at One Landmark Square.

One of the boys then put the 14-year-old in a headlock and the other began kneeing him in the chest and punching him. One of the boys went through the pockets of the boy being held in a headlock and found and took $20 of the $60 the boy had brought with him to buy the phone, Lt. Diedrich Hohn said.

The two boys and the girl then ran off.

The boy said one of the teens that he met was white, about five-feet four-inches tall wearing a white baseball hat, blue jeans and white and black Jordan sneakers. The other was Hispanic and two inches taller than the other boy with had short spiked hair and a pierced left ear. The girl was between 13 and 14 years old wearing a purple tee shirt, a ponytail and purple sneakers with blue laces.

Although he suffered only minor injuries, Hohn said the two roughed the kid up pretty badly. Investigators are checking video in the area to find out who the teens are.