SAVANNAH, GA. (March 25, 2014): Quick action by Southside Precinct Patrol and 911 communications officers led to the arrests of six fleeing juveniles after another youth was beaten and robbed Monday afternoon.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police were forced to saturate an area from Apache and Mohawk Streets, across Abercorn Street to Fulton Road and across Rio Road to a heavily wooded area to capture the suspects, all boys age 13 and 14. Communications officers helped direct the patrol officers who were pursuing the suspects on foot.

The six are charged with beating and robbing a 14-year-old boy who was walking to the library, breaking his glasses and taking $20. The victim had called his mother who approached the six suspects in a McDonald’s restaurant where they called her derogatory names and threatened to shoot her.

They have been detained at the Youth Detention Center on charges including obstruction, party to a crime, battery, terroristic threats and acts and robbery by force.