Charlotte police investigating armed robbery involving 6 and 12-year-old
The 12-year-old is facing charges.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in southwest Charlotte on Sunday involving two juveniles.
The robbery happened around 8 a.m. on the 2100 block of Diamond Creek Circle near South Tryon Street, according to CMPD.
According to police, the kids asked a woman to borrow her phone to call their mom, then ran once they got it. After a chase, the 12-year-old allegedly pulled out a BB gun and pointed it at her.
Police said they spoke with the children’s mother, who was cooperative and allowed them inside of her home to find the gun.
The 12-year-old admitted to stealing the phone and pulling the gun on the woman, according to police. He was charged with armed robbery and damage to property.
The 6-year-old is not facing charges.
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