Police: Boy. 12, used BB gun to rob lemonade stand of $30

Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:04 PM

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a 12-year-old boy is accused of using a BB gun to hold up a lemonade stand operated by a 10-year-old boy.

Johnstown police Sgt. Patrick Goggin said officers responded to the stand in a Johnstown neighborhood at 5:43 p.m. Monday and determined a 12-year-old boy had robbed a 10-year-old boy operating a lemonade stand, The (Johnstown) Tribune Democrat reported Thursday.

"He had what appeared to be a handgun in his pocket," Goggin said.

He said the 12-year-old allegedly threatened to shoot the other boy if he didn't hand over the cash.

"They got into a wrestling match over the money box," he said.

The older boy tore apart the stand and made off with $30, Goggin said.

Goggin said three other children witnessed the incident and led officer's to the suspect's home.

The 12-year-old's weapon was determined to be a BB gun, Goggin said.

Police said the boy will be charged in juvenile court.

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