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Deputies: 13-year-old dual wields knives, tries to rob Dollar General

By WCTI Staff
Published On: May 28 2013 12:51:30 PM CDT
Updated On: May 28 2013 04:21:17 PM CDT

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

A 13-year-old boy, armed with a knife in each hand, tried to rob a Dollar General in Pitt County, investigators said.

The attempted robbery happened at about 12:25 p.m. Sunday on Highway 33 East in Greenville, according to Christy Wallace, the spokesperson for the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

The 13-year-old suspect was wearing a bandana over his face and had a knife in each hand when he demanded money from the cashier at the Dollar General, Wallace said. But the teen did not get anything and ran away.

The suspect was later found changing his clothes in a wooded area, Wallace said. He was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. The suspect was then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

No one was injured in the attempted armed robbery, deputies said.