According Sgt. Tito John, the two teenagers left a house party on Chestnut Street at about 10:30 p.m. walking toward Harrison Avenue.
Three men approached the pair and tried to start a conversation with them, John said.
According to the report, the men asked the teenagers, "Were you at the party?" and "What are you guys doing?"
The teenagers ignored the men and continued onto Harrison Avenue when the men demand their cell phones, John said.
According to the report, when the girls refused, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shoved it in one of the girl's faces. One of the other men grabbed the other girl by the neck and shoulder and she gave him her phone, the report said.
The men then demanded their purses, but the teenagers refused, John said. The girl slapped the gun out of her face twice, refusing to give over her purse, according to the report.
The man then hit the girl with the gun and the three fled on down Chestnut Street, the report said.
Police described them men as 16 to 26 years old, black with thin builds. The man with the gun had shoulder-length dread locks; another had short braided hair and the other man had short brown hair.
West Orange police are still investigating this incident. Patch will keep you updated as more information becomes available.