- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Three teenage boys sneaked out of their group home, encountered a 33-year-old woman in an Internet cafe and then raped her and stole her wallet and keys, police said.

The three 16-year-olds were arrested Tuesday in the attack a day earlier in Chinatown. The woman was at the cafe at about 5 a.m. Monday when the teens arrived. She was attacked at a nearby park. After the rape, she made her way to a deli where the workers saw she was in need of medical attention so they called 911, police said. She was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police said after the boys raped the woman, they stole her ID, keys and credit cards and tried unsuccessfully to use them. They also went to her home and unlocked the door but saw someone inside and fled, police said.

Special Victims Unit detectives linked surveillance footage of the teens at the cafe and also at her apartment.

They were awaiting arraignment on charges of rape, attempted rape and robbery. It wasn’t clear if they had lawyers.

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