Police in Philadelphia are looking for suspects, including a 7 year old, involved in a violent home invasion robbery, reports CBS Philadelphia (video below).
Police say the robbers beat an unidentified 51-year-old woman, who was later found by a family friend in her backyard. She was on her knees, crying and begging for her life.
Lt. John O’Hanlon told CBS Philadelphia: “They hit her in the face with a rock, they used rope and also sticks and a potted plant."
Police say three suspects, described as black juveniles, ran away with her purse. Police say the suspects are 7, 10 and 12-year-old boys.
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Lt. John O’Hanlon said: “It’s amazing that these kids so young can be so violent."
The 10-year-old suspect was a neighbor of the victim. He was arrested almost immediately, after his parents called the police.
Lt. O’Hanlon added: “The mother knew something was wrong when she saw the police and she basically came outside and said, ‘Here he is.’”
Technically, the 7 year old is too young to be charged with a crime.