Monday, August 11, 2008

11-Year-Old Robs Walgreens, Police Say

"An 11-year-old boy was taken into custody after police said he robbed a Metrowest Walgreens store with what looked like two handguns.

Officers said the 11-year-old boy walked into a Walgreens store on Kirkman Road near Raleigh Street at about 3:30 a.m. and demanded money.

A veteran lieutenant said the incident left him shaking his head, especially since the child walked into the business alone.

One of the workers in the Walgreens called 911 while the robbery was still in progress.Orlando officers were able to catch the 11-year-old as he ran from the store, police said.

The pistols in the boy's possession turned out to be BB guns, but the child did get money from the store's register, police said."

Yeah, I can see where the "veteran Lieutenant" was stupefied. Usually, this sort of kid waits until his twelfth birthday before committing armed robbery.

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