Teenagers Stabbed by Robbery Victim in Coral Springs

Paramedics transport victim of stabbing to air rescue. Photo by Jim Donnelly

Paramedics transport victim of stabbing to air rescue. Photo by Jim Donnelly

This story has been updated.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Two teenagers in Coral Springs who were stabbed with knives intended to rob others Thursday evening, police said.

According to Coral Springs Police Capt. Brad McKeone, police arrived to an apartment at The Preserve at Coral Square around 7:00 p.m. Thursday after a mother reported that her 15 year-old son was the victim of a stabbing.  His injuries included a chest or abdominal area wound.  A Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter then airlifted him to Broward Health Medical Center.

Police learned there was a second teen who was stabbed who had already been taken to Broward Health Coral Springs by his father.

“At this point, all evidence and statements indicate that the two teens planned a robbery and were stabbed by the would-be victim,” said McKeone. 

The scene of the crime was in the vicinity of the southwest corner University Drive and Atlantic Boulevard. After the attack, both of the teens walked home.  McKeone said police questioned businesses in the area who didn’t see the anything suspicious.  Officers went to the hospital to question one of the victims, and the suspect, who they were searching for, is actually a victim of the robbery, and may have acted in self-defense.

“The witnesses turned into would-be suspects of a robbery,” said McKeone.

This is still being investigated and McKeone asks if anyone was in the area between 6-7 p.m. and saw fighting or the teens walking home to please call  954-356-4544.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • kilroy

    Looks like we need ‘ knife control ‘ and ‘ knife free zones ‘ …. I cant believe in this day ‘ anyone ‘ can just get a hold of a knife…. terrible… just terrible … knife control needs to be a 2016 election topic….
    and yes I am being sarcastic…

  • EVL

    I get your sarcasm, but alas I rebut with; we need better parenting. These idiots were 15 years old and out trying to rob people. Sounds like the parents should be charged with criminal negligence to raise children who can be an asset to society.