2 Teens Arrested in Robbery of 9-Year-Old

Investigators say the parents of the teen turned them into police after watching surveillance video of the incident

By Dan Stamm and Danielle Johnson
|  Saturday, Mar 9, 2013  |  Updated 10:35 AM EDT
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2 Teens Arrested in Robbery of 9-Year-Old

Surveillance Video

Philadelphia Police say these two teens robbed a 9-year-old of her lunch money.

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Two teens who allegedly robbed $13 from a 9-year-old girl as she left a Germantown mini-market Thursday morning are in police custody.

Investigators say the teens' parents turned them into authorities around 10:45 p.m. last night after watching surveillance video.

Philadelphia Police released surveillance video Friday that shows the boys, 13 and 14, watching the girl buy food at Jacques Mini-Market at 5211 Wakefield Street.

The 3rd grader was at the store, just before 8:30 a.m. to buy lunch before heading to school, police said.

Police say that the suspects waited for girl and when she left they approached her along Wakefield Street and took her wallet containing $13 in cash.

The teens then ran down Ashmead Street, police said.

Both teens will be charged with robbery, according to police.

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