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Tampa police buy scooter for boy who was beaten and robbed

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Two boys beat up 11-year-old Royale Green and stole his blue Razor scooter as he rode outside his Sulphur Springs home.

Three days later, the suspects were arrested. Just 11 and 12, they were charged with strong-armed robbery and booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The scooter was never found.

So, over the past few days, Tampa police officers gathered some money and bought the boy a new scooter.

The officers plan to surprise him with it Thursday afternoon.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at (813) 226-3433 or jvandervelde@sptimes.com.

Tampa police buy scooter for boy who was beaten and robbed 03/24/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:53pm]
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