Parents turn in sons after caught robbing 3rd grader

The parents of two boys seen on video snatching a 9-year-old girl’s wallet, which contained $13, outside an East Germantown convenience store turned their children in to police.

On Friday morning, the two boys, 13 and 14, watched the third-grader make a purchase inside Jaques Mini-Market, on Wakefield and Ashmead streets. The juveniles then went outside and waited for the girl to leave the store, reports say. Once outside, the boys stopped the girl on the 5200 block of Wakefield Street and grabbed her wallet, which contained $13. The boys then fled east on Ashmead Street.

Police promptly posted the store’s video surveillance, which caught the boys in action, on YouTube. The video, seen above, was watched more than 1,000 times by the end of the weekend.

About three hours after the incident, the first boy was dragged to the 14th Police District by his mother. About an hour later the second boy’s parent’s called the station. Both boys’ parents saw the surveillance footage released and recognized their sons. Both will be charged with Robbery.


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