Two teens who ended up in the hospital with stab wounds are now considered suspects in a robbery plot in Coral Springs, authorities said.
The teens first claimed they were confronted by a group of youths armed with steak knives. Then one of the boys admitted they were trying to rob someone they met around North University Drive and West Atlantic Boulevard, said Detective Ernesto Bruna.
“They were planning to commit a robbery on someone they were supposed to meet with,” Bruna said. “The guy that stabbed the two of them was defending himself.”
Police were first alerted of the stabbing when one boy’s parents called just after 7 p.m., said Coral Springs Police Capt. Brad McKeone.
Rescue crews arrived to an apartment inside The Preserve at Coral Square community, near the 8900 block of Ramblewood Drive, where they found a 15-year-old with a stab wound to his chest, McKeone said.
Authorities then found out another boy had already been taken to the hospital with a stab or slash wound on his calf.
The 15-year-old was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, which treats pediatric trauma cases, said Coral Springs Division Chief Mike Moser. His injuries are “serious to critical,” Moser said. Rescue crews loaded the teen into a Broward Sheriff’s helicopter in a field next to the Coral Square Mall.
Police continue to investigate the incident.
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call the Coral Springs Police Department at 954-344-1800.
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