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Police: 11-Year-Old Boy Holds Up Store With Knife

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KINGSBURY, Ind. (AP) – Authorities in northern Indiana say an 11-year-old boy wearing a hooded sweat shirt and brandishing a knife robbed a convenience store of $60.

Police say he fled on foot but was arrested while running toward his home. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press it had no information on charges Tuesday.

The Family Express store is near Kingsbury, about 15 miles southeast of Michigan City.

The department tells the South Bend Tribune the boy entered the store Monday evening, walked around for about 15 minutes and used the bathroom.

They say he went up to a store clerk with a knife in his hand, and she took a money tray from the register and put it on the counter. They say the boy took $60 before fleeing.

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