Police: Young Suspect Arrested in Armed Robbery Spree

Elizabeth Hur, CBS Philly, July 31, 2012

Police sources tell Eyewitness News, the young suspect wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in Southwest Philadelphia is now under arrest.

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Sources say the suspect is a black male who turned 13-years-old just two months ago. We are told he has been arrested twice before for robbery-related offenses.

On Tuesday, police told Eyewitness News the gun-toting suspect had victimized five people in less than 24 hours.

But that was not the most shocking part of this crime spree. What had everyone talking is how young the suspect looked.

“About 12 years old? Quite young. Very young.”

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Lt. John Walker explained, “Approaches the victims, asks what time it is at which time, he pulls out a gun and asks for money and in all five cases, believe it or not, the victims said they don’t have any money and the male rolled off.”

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