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Updated: 6:11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 | Posted: 1:32 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. —
McKees Rocks police said a pair of 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old held up a 60-year-old woman with a toy gun while they were on their way to school Tuesday morning.
Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported that the teens pointed a 9mm toy gun at the woman while she was walking on Friendship Avenue about 7:30 a.m.
“While one of them held the gun on the woman, the other one said, ‘Give us your money, grandma, or we’ll shoot you,’” McKees Rocks police Chief Robert Cifrulak said.
Cifrulak said the woman tried backing away from the trio of teenagers and dialed 911 on her cellphone.
“She said she was robbed before and she wasn’t going to take the chance. She was shaken,” Cifrulak said.
The woman told police that they continued to point the gun at her before eventually running away.
“Aside from it being plastic and having a lot of nicks in it, it’s a fair representation of what the genuine article looks like,” Cifrulak said.
The teenagers tossed the gun in an alleyway off Broadway Avenue and were arrested nearby a short time later, Cifrulak said. They were then taken to Shuman Detention Center.
According to police, detectives told the teens that the first one to speak up would have an easier time. All three eventually admitted to the incident, Cifrulak said.
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