11-Year-Old Targeted In West Kensington Attempted Armed Robbery
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police say an 11-year-old boy and his companion were targeted by two gun-wielding suspects believed to be teens.
The incident happened in West Kensington on March 2, 2014 around 5:15 p.m.
An 11-year-old male and another person were walking home from the gym when they saw two unknown men following them.
The victims began to run, but the suspects were able to catch up with them on the 2000 block of Philip Street.
At that point, the suspects pointed a gun at the two victims and demanded money; however, the victims stated they didn’t have any money.
Both suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Police are now searching for the suspects. They say both men were captured on surveillance on the 1900 block of S 3rd Street before the robbery.
The first suspect is described as a black male who is about 5’2” and approximately 13 years old with a medium build. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the 76ers logo on it.
The second suspect is a black male who is about 17 years old and approximately 5’9”. He was wearing a dark colored jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.
To view surveillance from the robbery, visit The Philadelphia Police Department’s YouTube Channel.