Police say a 10 to 12-year-old boy committed the armed robbery of an ice cream truck in Skyline. NBC 7's Rory Devine talked to shocked neighbors and filed this report.
A child used a gun to rob an ice cream truck Thursday, according to San Diego police.
The ice cream truck driver told police he was held up at the corner of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive Thursday just before 7 p.m.
San Diego police said a boy approached the truck on foot, displayed the handgun and demanded cash.
Once he got the money, the boy got away riding a skateboard.
San Diego’s robbery division is investigating the case. They are taking the crime very seriously.
"He believed it was a real weapon, and that's what we're going with," said Officer James Johnson. "Now, whether it turns out to be a pellet gun or an air soft, who knows, but at this point it's described as a very real handgun."
Officers said the boy was described as 10 to 12 years old and about 100 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt and red basketball shorts.
The ice cream truck driver was not injured.
Officials originally said several children were involved in the robbery. There were other children in the area, but officers say it now appears that those children were not involved.