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Wed Mar 04 04:49:41 SAST 2015

2 US kids use toy gun in sticky-ups

Sapa-AP | 10 December, 2011 09:46
Toy gun. File photo
Image by: GALLO/THINKSTOCK

Police in the US 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.

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