Cincinnati, Ohio – Police in downtown Cincinnati have made arrests in connection with two violent attacks. A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl have been taken into custody for their involvement in at least one of the attacks.
The first assault occurred near the intersection of E. 6th and Walnut streets on Jan. 23, where a group assaulted a man from behind, kicking him to the ground and robbing him. The following day, a group of teens were captured on surveillance cameras attacking a 15-year-old just one block away. Fortunately, neither victim sustained life-threatening injuries.
Following an appeal from the police for information, the two teens were apprehended and are no longer wanted. In court, it was revealed that the first victim had been walking home from work when he was attacked, while the second victim had boarded the wrong bus before being assaulted by the teens.
In addition to these two arrests, two other individuals have also been taken into custody in connection with the first assault. Both have been charged with robbery. However, concerns have been raised by Cincinnati’s FOP president and the Hamilton County prosecutor regarding the leniency of the judicial system in dealing with these cases.
FOP president Ken Kober emphasized the need for consequences for those charged with violent crimes, especially when acts are captured on video. Anyone with information on the assaults or the suspects is urged to contact CPD Det. Blank at 513-352-5442 or submit an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.