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16-year-old arrested after man assaulted, robbed in Baltimore

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 17:17:37-04
One down and three to go.
 
Surveillance video from the 400 block of Water Street in downtown Baltimore shows four young suspects attacking a man on the sidewalk, beating him into submission and then robbing him of a pair of cell phones--all in a matter of about 12 seconds.
 
Now, one of them, 16-year-old Devonte Parker has turned himself in to police.
 
"Someone saw this video.  They recognized Parker as being one of the suspects and they contacted police and we were able to make the arrest,” said Det. Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore City Police Department. “Now, we're still looking for three additional suspects.  So, in essence, we need three more phone calls."
 
While the attack happened within a few blocks of the tourist-heavy Inner Harbor on a Friday afternoon, that doesn't begin to reflect the brazen nature of the crime.
 
Surveillance video also captured images of the suspects as they waited across the street for their victim in the shadows of the federal building, which houses Homeland Security. 
 
Detectives say of the three suspects who remain at large, one in particular should be easy to identify.
 
"One of the suspects in this incident was wearing a panda bear shirt, and that's important to point out, because that's something unusual.  You don't see a lot of people with that kind of clothing item on," said Silbert.
 
For his part, because of the severity of the attack and the serious injuries inflicted on the victim, Devonte Parker, while only 16 years old, is being charged as an adult with robbery and assault.
 
If you recognize any of the other suspects in the video, you're asked to call Citywide Robbery Unit detectives at 410-366-6341.