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Man arrested in attacks on skateboarders at Sunset Beach

A 30-year-old North Shore man was arrested yesterday in connection with the beating of six skateboarders in Sunset Beach.

Police are still searching for a 19-year-old woman and a man in his 20s who were also involved in the Tuesday attack.

Police said four men and two women – all in their 20s – were skateboarding at a skate park when the 30-year-old man began harassing them about 9 p.m. 

He grabbed a 22-year-old woman’s skateboard and used it to hit a 24-year-old man’s arm and wrist, police said.

The female suspect punched the same man in the face and all three suspects beat him unconscious with skateboards from three victims, police said.

A 28-year-old man collapsed after he was hit on the head with a skateboard and knocked unconscious when the 30-year-old man hit him with a metal pipe, police said.

The woman repeatedly punched him as he lay on the ground and tried to take his wallet but couldn’t. She also punched a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man several times.

A 27-year-old man was also beaten by the suspects with skateboards and their fists.

When three victims ran into a car, the suspects threw rocks and beer bottles at the vehicle, damaging it.

Finally, the suspects took off in a black pickup with three skateboards.

Undercover officers identified the 30-year-old man yesterday and arrested him at his Mamao Street home on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

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