PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- A local woman claims she and her husband were attacked by eight teens as they were walking home on the capital city's Thayer Street on Friday night.
Simone Riberon told police she went out to dinner with her husband and another couple on Friday. When they were walking home, Riberon said a group of teens walked beside her and her female friend and began verbally harassing them.
Riberon said when her husband and her friend's boyfriend tried to intervene, the group of teens began throwing punches.
"They hit my husband and my friend," Riberon told Eyewitness News. "I never imagined this could happen to us. I feel so bad."
Riberon said the teens stole her purse, jewelry and cellphone.
An Eyewitness News viewer sent a mobile phone video that she claimed documented the entire incident.
Simone's daughter, Laysa Neto, said she was working in West Greenwich at the time of the incident. She said she was disappointed in the lack of help available to her mother when she needed it.
"Clearly there's no police presence and usually there is on the weekend," Laysa Neto said. "There was no police on Thayer [Street] and I had gone to Thayer after I had gotten out of work and there was still no police here."
Providence Police told Eyewitness News that they are aware of this incident. They said that, so far, three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the alleged attack.
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