Armed 8-Year-Old Holds Up Store

2 boys with BB gun arrested

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    Two boys took the game of cops and robbers to a new level Thursday night whey tried to rob an Oakland convenience store.

    The boys, ages 8 and 10, used a BB gun to demand candy and cash from a cashier at the AM/PM store on International Blvd., a police spokesman said.

    The cashier called police around 7 p.m. to report the robbery. When police got to the store, they arrested the kids, who are cousins, police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.

    "They had come in and told the clerk they didn't have any money, but they wanted candy and the money in the register," Thomason said. "And they showed the clerk the gun."

    They demanded gum and candy - specifically Push Pops, Thomason said.

    The boys were released to their parents and are awaiting an initial appearance in court, Thomason said.

    They live in the same house and likely do not have any prior records because they were able to go home instead of being taken to juvenile hall, Thomason said.

    Now, that's no child's play.

    Maybe the economy is putting a dent in their allowance.