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Police: 2 US kids used toy gun to steal snacks

/ 07:17 AM December 10, 2011

WARREN, Michigan — Police in the U.S. say two children used a toy gun to rob their classmates of candy and chips.

Police on Friday were seeking the suspects, ages 10 and 8.

The five victims were walking home earlier this week when one of the boys pulled the plastic gun, The Macomb Daily newspaper in Michigan reported.


“I can honestly say I cannot ever remember anything like this happening with such young suspects,” Warren Detective Lt. Dan Beck said. “At least one of the victims told our officers he believed the gun was real.”

Beck said the two young suspects could be charged with armed robbery because one of the children thought the gun was real.

Beck said the victims, who range in age from 7 to 11, know who robbed them.

“The suspect pointed the gun to the head of one of the victims and said, ‘Where’s the money?'” Beck said.

The bandits took candy and potato chips from the victims’ backpacks, police say. No one was hurt.

TAGS: Juvenile misdemeanour, Police, United States
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