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3 teens charged as adults for Temple University brick attack

Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-28 23:18:27-04

PHILADELPHIA (KYW) –  Three teenage girls have been charged as adults for vicious attacks on three Temple University students last week.

Police interviewed six girls in connection with the attack on a Temple University student and her boyfriend and another student along North 17th Street in North Philadelphia just off campus on Friday evening.


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Police said one of the teens tossed a brick at the Temple student, which was left the victim with serious dental injuries, had two teeth dislodged.  The girl’s boyfriend was attacked.

Capt. Frank Banford told KYW investigators think the girls formed an impromptu mob to carry out the crimes. Officials said they met around 6 p.m. Friday on public transit before carrying out attacks on three students over a 20-minute period.

Banford said surveillance video helped police find the suspects.

aggravated-assault-1700-norris-st-dc-14-22-020109[1]“They saw themselves on video,” Banford said. “Some actually walked into the Ninth District (police station). Some we were notified by their schools, who recognized them.”

KYW reported on Wednesday that the district attorney’s office charged a 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds with aggravated assault and other offenses.

Bail for two of the girls was set at $100,000. The other girl’s bail was set at $75,000. The trio are scheduled to appear in court April 10.