|Scene of children stealing guns at Florida Walmart (source)|
On Christmas Eve, three boys, ages 12, 13, and 16, entered a Walmart store in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and drew the attention of security as they "cased the store." The three boys then shoplifted a number of items, including three handguns and part of a rifle. When they tried to leave the store, security and police confronted the boys and arrested the two youngest immediately and the oldest after he tried to flee.
From the look of the picture to the right, from the link below, at least one of the handguns may have been a realistic-looking Airsoft pellet gun.
From an article and news video:
Three juveniles were arrested Saturday at the Walmart store on Belvedere Road in Royal Palm Beach after they attempted to steal weapons, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Guns stolen by the boys
The trio were met by PBSO deputies as they left the store.
Walmart's loss prevention staff noticed the 12, 13 and 16-year-olds "casing" the store, according to PBSO, notified the sheriff's office and locked down the store.
Officials say all three juveniles fled from the store with deputies awaiting them around the perimeter of the building.
The 16-year-old fled on foot and was quickly captured by a K-9 officer. PBSO says the other two juveniles were captured without incident.
All three suspects have been transported to JAC unit and will be charged with Retail Grand Theft. The 16-year-old will also be charged with Resisting Arrest.Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.
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