On Sunday at around 8 p.m., four 17-year-old boys were walking dressed in attire of their religious faith.
Teenager charged after Jewish teens attacked in North York
As they were walking, they were approached by a group of 10 teenagers who were not known to them. Derogatory comments against the Jewish boys religion were made as the two groups crossed paths, investigators said.
The larger group then allegedly assaulted two of the teenage boys by kicking and punching them. Sunglasses belonging to one of the boys were stolen during the incident.
Police said the perpetrators fled the scene before officers arrived, but authorities were able to locate and arrest one of the suspects.
Police are investigating an alleged assault involving students at St. Michaels College School that was reportedly captured on video and distributed via social media.
On Wednesday, police said a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified as per the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with assault and robbery in connection with this investigation.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
A second youth has been charged in connection with an alleged robbery and possible hate crime on Sunday.
Four 17-year-old boys wearing Jewish religious attire were walking in the area of Dell Park, near Bathurst Street and Lawrence Avenue West, around 8 p.m.
As they passed a group of 10 youths, the youths made derogatory comments about the boys religion and allegedly punched and kicked two of them.
On Wednesday, police said they had arrested another suspect, who was 17 years old at the time of the alleged offences.
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