Trick or Treaters Robbed of Candy

Trick-or-treater robbed of candy in Carlsbad per police

An 11 and 12-year-old boy who were trick-or-treating were punched and robbed of their candy in Carlsbad Monday night by people wearing masks, according to Carlsbad Police Department.

One Halloween night, three men pulled up to two boys trick-or-treating on Corvidae Street near Calidris Lane. While the driver waited nearby, two of the men got out of the car and demanded their candy but the boys refused.

One of the men assaulted the boys, punching one in the throat and the other in the chest, then took the boy's candy. The assailants then fled the scene.

The victims complained of pain to the areas where they were hit and declined medical attention.

Suspects were both described as being an unknown race between 16 and 18-years-old, wearing all black clothing. One was about 6’ tall, and weighed about 190 pounds. He wore a clown mask with a purple Mohawk over his face. The other suspect was 6’02” tall and weighed about 200 pounds and covered his face with a ski mask. There was no description of the driver.

The car used by the suspects is described an older gray vehicle with potentially tinted windows.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the suspects can call Lt. Matt Magro at 760-931-2100.

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