A 15-year-old Greenwich boy charged with stealing a Port Chester man's gold chain was captured by Port Chester police after he was chased by his victim and got stuck on a fence he was trying to scale, according to Port Chester police.
The boy was cut by a piece of steel and had to be taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for treatment of the leg wound. Because of his age, police said the Greenwich boy is being prosecuted as a juvenile.
The boy was arrested, police said, after a 29-year-old Port Chester man was attacked on Irving Avenue at 10:15 p.m. Monday. The man was about to get into a car when he felt someone reach from behind and grab and steal a gold chain he was wearing.
The victim, however, immediately began chasing the attacker and followed him along Westchester Avenue to the area of the Port Chester train station. Along the way, the victim called police, who soon joined the search for the attacker.
Police said the teen was spotted hiding in bushes near the train station, but he again bolted and was last seen on East Broadway. Police said village officers soon found the teen — caught on a fence he was trying to climb.
The teen suffered a significant gash on his left leg and was bleeding. A piece of reinforcing steel had gone through his pants.
Police said the teen was taken to Port Chester police headquarters, where he was then assisted by emergency medical personnel who took him to the hospital.
The stolen chain, valued at $1,300, was recovered. Police said the teen also had several cell phones with him and admitted that he has stolen the phones.