4 accused of beating teen outside theater

Four people accused of beating and robbing a teenager at a Forsyth County shopping center could be linked to other crimes in the area, police said Wednesday.

A 13-year-old boy required medical attention after being robbed of his Gucci backpack and beaten outside the theater Friday night at The Avenue Forsyth near Cumming. The teen sustained cuts and abrasions in the assault and was punched in the face, police said.

Roberto Emilio Basilio and Ayinde Kadeen Woodley, both 18, and Anthony Jason Riddle and Jose Luis Sotero, both 17, each face charges of theft by taking and robbery, both felonies, and battery, a misdemeanor, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Investigators believe at least two others may also have been involved in the crime.

“It sounds like a bunch of kids got together and for whatever reason, decided to make mayhem at the Avenue," Capt. Tim House with the sheriff's office told Channel 2 Action News.

The crime was the latest in recent days at the shopping center, House said. A female reportedly was grabbed and a juvenile whose hat was taken told police someone pointed what appeared to be a pistol at him, House said.