Two teenage boys were arrested in Concord over the weekend after allegedly beating a homeless man and stealing his liquor, police said today.
Officers responded around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday to reports of a strong-arm robbery at the Super Liquor and Food store at 2714 Willow Pass Road, where they found a 49-year-old transient man who had just been beaten and robbed, police said.
The man told officers that he had just exited the store when two teens punched him, knocking him to the ground and kicking him in the head, according to police.
Police said the boys stole liquor the man had just bought and ran from the scene, carrying a bicycle and skateboard with them.
The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
About 10 minutes later, an officer saw two teens with a bicycle and a skateboard who matched the suspect descriptions on Parkside Drive near Baldwin Park, police said.
The officer detained the boys, who were identified a short time later by witnesses as the suspects in the strong-arm robbery.
The suspects, a 16-year-old from Concord and 15-year-old Vallejo resident, were both arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon and taken to Juvenile Hall in Martinez.
An investigation into the strong-arm robbery is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Concord police Detective Josh Graham at (925) 603-5864. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the Concord police tip line at 925-603-5836.