Would-Be 12-Year-Old Robber in Custody

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A 12-year-old is in juvenile custody after police say he tried to rob at least two people near Tower Grove Park Thursday night.

Police say he approached two women in the 3600 block of Arsenal Street and tried to steal a purse, but the suspect rode away on his bike with a group boys when he didn’t get it.

The suspect later demanded car keys from a woman in the 3700 block of Hartford Street. She was punched in the head when he didn’t get her keys.

Authorities apprehended the boy a few blocks away from the scene.

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