Scary moment last night in Chatham

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Call it road rage, testosterone, whatever, but police are on the lookout for four teenagers after a display of violence last night in Chatham.

Police say a couple of 17-year-old boys were waiting to cross Lacroix Street about 7 p.m. Wednesday when a red Honda drove by. According to police “hand gestures were exchanged” between the boys on the street and the occupants of the Honda.

The driver turned the vehicle around and followed the pedestrian teens to an apartment building on Mary Street. Police say four people got out of the vehicle and pursued the two teens on foot, forcing their way into the building by smashing a glass door, doing about $500 damage in the process.

They then followed the kids to the apartment they ran into and tried to kick down that door, police say.

The vehicle and its occupants fled prior to police arrival.

All suspects were described as white male youths, approximately 17-19 years of age.

The front passenger was tall, approximately 6’ with an average build. He had dirty blonde wavy hair with thin black-framed glasses.  He was last seen wearing a white zippered sweater and light-coloured jeans.

Two male youths were last seen wearing light-coloured athletic clothes with dark-coloured paisley designs on the pants and hoodie.

The fourth male youth was last seen wearing dark-coloured athletic clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Will Sharrow at willsh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84996. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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