From BPD News:

At about 3:05 PM, on Sunday, December 17, 2023, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to Johnston Road for a report of an assault and battery in progress.

Upon arrival, officers were advised that a group of elderly Christmas carolers were singing on Johnston Street to support a friend. As the group was facing a home, two elderly victims were attacked from behind and punched multiple times in the back of the head. Officers were provided a description of the suspects, and searched the area to no avail. The two victims declined medical treatment on scene.

Detectives conducted a follow up investigation, and were able to identify two juvenile suspects who were involved in the assaults. Detectives interviewed the juvenile suspects with their parents, and the juveniles admitted to the crimes.

Detectives will seek criminal complaints out of Dorchester District Court to charge a 15-year-old juvenile male, and a 16-year-old juvenile male with assault and battery on a person 60 and over.

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