A man was arrested after he and a juvenile boy assaulted and robbed a victim they lured to a high school athletic field, officials said.
Scott A. Sousa and the juvenile knocked Jeremiah Veanus to the ground just after midnight Thursday as they were walking to a baseball field behind Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Rd., Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., supposedly to meet a girl, officials said.
The juvenile went through Veanus' pockets, taking $17 and a debit card from his wallet, officials said, adding that Sousa and the juvenile went to an ATM and used the debit card to withdrew $200, which they split.
Veanus, who suffered a cut lip and a bloody nose, was able to identify the juvenile who attacked him because they were acquaintances, and the juvenile later confessed to the crime and identified Sousa as his accomplice, officials said.
Sousa, 20, of 2129 Princeton Ave., Bethlehem, was arraigned Friday morning on assault, robbery, theft and receiving stolen property charges and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $25,000 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 26.