Parents Turn in Their Sons After Seeing Surveillance Video of Robbery
Two Philly teens – 13 and 14 years-old – were turned in by their parents after being caught on video robbing a 9 year-old girl.
They approached the little girl and snatched her wallet, getting all of $13 dollars for their efforts.
Police posted surveillance video of the incident on YouTube and it racked up hundreds of views.
Among the viewers was one of the boy’s parents.
About 11:30 p.m. Friday, the first boy’s mother showed up at the 14th Police District’s headquarters, at Germantown Avenue and West Haines Street, a detective said. Her boy in tow, the mother said she had seen the video and identified her son as one of the robbers.
Police received a phone call about an hour later: The second boy’s parents had also seen the video and wanted to turn their son in.
Officers picked them up at their house, the detective said, and took them to the detective division.
Both boys, one 14, the other 13, were interviewed and charged with robbery and related offenses, said Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokeswoman. The boys went home with their parents.
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