NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some residents in Brooklyn are on edge after police said three suspects held up a 12-year-old boy at gunpoint while he walked with his mother and little sister.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday on East 18 Street in the Flatbush-Ditmas Park section.
The boy was walking with his mother who was pushing his 4-year-old sister in a stroller when the men walked up, held a gun to the boy’s back and demanded money, police said.
Police sources say one of the suspects said “give me money or I’ll shoot you,” CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang reported.
The boy’s mother handed over some cash and the suspects fled, police said.
The entire incident happened in front of Aveleen Smith’s home. She said her son saw the suspects shortly after the robbery.
“He saw some guys run past him, but he didn’t realize they were attacking somebody,” she said. “That is terrible, very, very terrible.”
The attack left many residents concerned.
“I have no words for that. I just think people are reckless and they have no heart sometimes,” said Gabriella Bermeo. “How could you do that to a 12-year-old?”
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