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Toy gun 'used to steal sweets'

Published 10/12/2011 | 04:57

Police in the US are hunting for two children who used a toy gun to rob their classmates of sweets and crisps
Police in the US are hunting for two children who used a toy gun to rob their classmates of sweets and crisps

Two children in the US used a toy gun to rob their classmates of sweets and crisps, police said.

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The suspects took candy and potato chips from the victims' backpacks and were being sought by officers on Friday, police said.

The pair - aged eight and 10 - could now be charged with armed robbery.

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.

He added the victims, who range in age from seven to 11 years old, 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.

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