Wednesday, May 16, 2007

11-year-old(s) hold up Dollar General at gunpoint?

There was no fear of two boy robbers — ages 11 and 14 — shooting an eye out as they allegedly held up the Dollar General at gunpoint.

No worry that is because once police stripped the black electrical tape off the firearm they uncovered a purple squirt gun. Nonetheless, the boys are in serious trouble.

The two are being held in a juvenile detention center, and police expect they will be charged with robbery, said Leavenworth Police Maj. Patrick Kitchens. The boys demanded cash and displayed the gun as they walked into the store. While the older boy struggled with the clerk, the younger one reached into the cash register and grabbed the cash.

They bolted from the store but couldn’t outrun police officers, who chased down the boys within minutes. The law makes no concession for the fact that the gun was designed to hold water instead of bullets, police said. Full article here.

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