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11-year-old boy arrested for attempted armed robbery

11-year-old boy arrested for attempted armed robbery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An 11-year-old boy, armed with a BB gun, has been arrested on a charge of attempted armed robbery.

New Orleans police say about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, a man walking his dog was approached by a boy, his face covered with a gray sweatshirt. Police say the boy asked the man for directions and money.

Investigators say when he told the child he didn't have any money, the boy pulled a gun and demanded the man empty his pockets. The man disarmed the child, who fled toward a nearby convenience store. The man followed and called police when he spotted him at a bus stop.

Police say the weapon used was a BB gun that looked like a real handgun.

The child's name was not released because of his age.

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