These Boys Bullied, Robbed a Delaware Boy in a Wheelchair: Police

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New Castle County Police released sketches Thursday of two boys who they say bullied and robbed a boy in a wheelchair earlier this week.

Quan Mackey, a 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair, says he was exercising outside along the unit block of Buchanan Circle in the Christian Green neighborhood of Newark around 2:45 p.m. Monday when two boys came up behind him and pushed his wheelchair, causing it to get stuck in a storm grate.

With the chair stuck, the boys -- believed to be between 12 and 14 years old -- began striking the defenseless victim, investigators said.

"They punched me and then the other guy tried to push me out of the chair," Quan said.

The boys then stole Quan's lanyard and key and ran off, according to police.

The attack left Quan with minor injuries, according to police.

"I've been punched a couple of times," Quan said. "And it just makes me so angry that they would do this to anybody."

Quan and his father Paul Mackey believe the two attackers are the same kids who have been stealing family cats and bullying Quan for months.

"As a dad you want to be able to do everything," Paul said. "You want to make everything OK. You don't want your child to know that there are such evil people in the world."

Police officers alerted neighbors and canvassed the area after the earlier attack but they couldn’t find the boys.

As the search for the boys continues, Quan says the attacks have left him with several unanswered questions.

"Why are they doing this?" Quan asked. "What are they going to do? How can we help them? How can we get them to stop? They need help or something because I don't think that any kid would do that."

Police say one of the suspects may be identified by a small birthmark on his hand. Anyone with information about the attacks or the boys involved is asked to contact New Castle County Police Det. J. Smiley at 302-395-8110 or submit a tip online.

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