WASHINGTON – A preteen suspect with a gun reportedly tried to rob a man of his cellphone in D.C. Wednesday.
D.C. police tweeted about the incident at 1:19 p.m., saying a 12-year-old was a suspect in an armed robbery.
ROBBERY GUN_1300 HRS-4900 B/O EADS PL NE_LOF/ 12 YEAR OLD WEARING RED SHIRT /3743
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 24, 2013
A police spokesman tells The Washington Post the suspect reportedly pointed a handgun at the male victim and unsuccessfully tried to take the cellphone.
The victim described the suspect as 4 feet 6 inches tall.
A high-ranking police official also tells the Post the suspect “probably is 12,” even though the age estimate is based on the victim’s account.
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