Providence Police: Teens With Baseball Bats Attack 2 Men


Police say a group of teens armed with baseball bats beat two men in downtown Providence and stole a cellphone.

The Providence Journal reports police found Brian Persico, of New York, and Gerald Hefferman, of Warwick, suffering from cuts and bruises around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The men, who are both 30 years old, told police they were walking on a street when a silver car and a white SUV pulled over. They said a group of teens then attacked them.

Both were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

There was no detailed description of the teens.

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