‘So Bizarre’: Police Arrest 12-Year-Old Detroit Boy over Alleged Midnight Bank Robbery

Erica Ritz, The Blaze, July 12, 2013

Police were shocked when they responded to a bank robbery around 3:00 a.m. Friday night to find the suspect in the security cameras was in fact a young, 12-year-old boy.

Reports indicate the child rode his bike to the bank in the middle of the night, and Southfield police spokesman Lt. Nick Loussia told The Associated Press he broke a window to get inside.

In doing so, he set off the bank’s emergency alarm system.

WDIV-TV played footage of the child being led out in handcuffs.

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{snip} When police brought him back to the station, they found out he was twelve.

They said he had “property from the bank on his person,” but didn’t get in to details. WDIV-TV video from the department, however, shows what appears to be cash and rolls of coins.

“The boy also kept asking police about the snacks—Funyuns and chocolate milk—he had taken to the bank with him,” WDIV-TV adds.

The boy was turned over to his mother and according to reports, may undergo some psychological testing.

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  • A 12-year old boy can commit a violent crime?

    Remember that when they keep showing us pictures of Trayvon as a 12-year old.

    • APaige

      They will show a picture of this kid when he was 8, and it will be his school picture from first grade.

    • Strider73

      Last summer a 7-year-old thuganinny in the Philly area took part in a home invasion. A few weeks earlier a 13-year-old black thuglet held up a white man at gunpoint in Birmingham. Fortunately the man had his own gun and Trayvonized the thuglet.

      Face it, blacks are turning feral sooner by the day. How long before they start stashing switchblades in their crayon boxes? Or their diapers, for that matter? The point is, when the SHTF we cannot give quarter to the kids — they will be just as deadly as the adults.

      • The__Bobster

        Police: 7-Year-Old A Suspect In Violent Home Invasion In Juniata
        August 7, 2012 9:25 AM
        By Elizabeth Hur

        PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An Eyewitness News exclusive — a violent home invasion has Philadelphia police hunting for some preteen
        suspects.

        Authorities say they beat a 51-year-old woman with some unusual
        items, including a plunger.

        Police say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Monday in the 1200 block of Luzerne Street.

        Authorities say a family friend found the victim in the backyard, on her knees, crying and begging for her life to be spared.

        When police arrived, they found her room ransacked, cabinets emptied and the victim, an Asian female with mental disabilities, beaten and robbed.

        “They hit her in the face
        with a rock, they used rope and also sticks and a potted plant,” Lt. John
        O’Hanlon explained.

        Police say the three suspects, described by the
        victim as black juveniles, ran away with the victim’s purse. Police were
        eventually able to identify the suspects as 7, 10 and 12-year-old boys.

        • MBlanc46

          Thanks very much for posting this. These atrocities need to get the greatest circulation possible.

  • JackKrak

    So when are the protesters going to make a devastating social commentary by showing up outside police headquarters with bags of Funyuns? I mean, that’s all you have to do to make your point and win the argument now, right?

  • JackKrak

    So when are the protesters going to make a devastating social commentary by showing up outside police headquarters with bags of Funyuns? I mean, that’s all you have to do to make your point and win the argument now, right?

  • dd121

    My God, he’s black! I am truly shocked!

  • WR_the_realist

    Oh dear, the racist cops are committing child abuse again.

  • sbuffalonative

    He needed money to buy Skittles.

  • Luca

    My first reaction to this was total shock. “My God, they still have banks in Detroit?”

    • My main source of suprise was that the critter brought snacks with him instead of just heisting Tootsie Pops and Jolly Ranchers out of the bank lobby, or going into the breakroom fridge.

  • The__Bobster

    I saw this story last week. Naturally the media were hiding the race of the perp.

  • The__Bobster

    Police were shocked when they responded to a bank robbery around 3:00 a.m. Friday night to find the suspect in the security cameras was in fact a young, 12-year-old boy.
    _________-

    Meanwhile, da babymama was out getting her freak on.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Black behavior is universal and transcends age.

  • Lop_Eared_Galoot

    I do have to wonder if the young man was looking for attention or perhaps somehow ‘befuddled’.

    His mother clearly has cash for gasoline and insurance so it’s unlikely that he was burglarizing the place to get food money (having been nearly that desperate, once or twice, I might have had some sympathy for his Jean Valjean act).

    Yet he showed no panic when the police do their standard entrance: guns drawn and flashlights in the face as “DPD! DON’T MOVE! HANDS UP!”?

    This says to me that he was expecting to get caught, perhaps even hoping to be, and thus not on a time clock. That or perhaps indicating a very low operative IQ.

    Most kids these days are aware of automated security systems from a very young age as a function of watching reality crime shows. They may or may not know about street cameras at intersections as an ability to generate historicity but they are aware of banks and other facilities as having heightened protection, simply because that’s where the most notorious of cases are focused.

    I suspect that something isn’t quite as it seems here and that is why they are looking for a psyche evaluation before pressing charges. If the mother is deemed unfit, either a grandmother or sibling will have to look after the kids or they will become wards of the state which is where the real tragedy likely begins as this kid not only is starting down a criminal incarceration path of his own but may have made his sibs victims as well.

  • Spartacus

    “The boy was turned over to his mother and according to reports, may undergo some psychological testing.”

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    That’s it ? No time in a correctional facility ? Nothing ? What the hell are you waiting for , you want this maggot to actually kill someone ?

    • At the very least Child Protective Services needs to investigate as to why the kid’s mother was oblivious to her 12 year-old getting out at 3:00 AM without her waking up.

      If mom is a drug addict, the brat needs to be placed in foster care.

  • Some Guy

    Funyuns and chocolate milk the new Skittles and AZ tea?

  • Puggg

    Don’t worry. It’s just another half naked junior Bantu warrior developing street cred. It says he’s 6 years old but if he walks into a bar, he could easily pass for 8.