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Police: Child Attempts Robbery With Cap Gun

Victim describes suspect as 10-13 years old, according to Prince William County Police.

Victim describes suspect as 10-13 years old, according to Prince William County Police.
Victim describes suspect as 10-13 years old, according to Prince William County Police.
The description of the suspect in an attempted armed robbery is about a foot shorter than most — and likely still spending time in homeroom.

A woman, 58, was walking to her home on the 14100 block of Cuddy Loop in Woodbridge after parking her car when she was approached by a boy, described as aged 10-13.

Carrying what police believe was a cap gun, the boy allegedly ordered the woman to the ground and demanded the purse. When the victim screamed, a neighbor came out and scared off the suspect. He reportedly fled on his BMX bike.

No property was taken and no injuries were reported, according to police. 

The suspect was described as 5 feet tall with a thin build, dark complexion, and black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans.
John Strother February 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Yeah sure it does, sounds like the woman couldn't guess the guys age. Also thinking since he was on a bicycle that he had to be much younger. the robber could had been older and the gun was real. The robber just didn't have a car or maybe wasn't allowed to drive for some reason. They better hope that gun was a cap gun and the robber was a kid.
SouthArlJD February 26, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Your average 58 year old woman generally knows how to tell a kid from a short adult.
John Strother March 02, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Well maybe she could and maybe she couldn't, There are many young men that are over 18 that looks much younger. Then have them on a bicycle and you might just think they are far younger.

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