NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — A 10-year-old Brooklyn boy foiled a would-be robbery by two individuals disguised as deliverymen, police say, using their own gun to scare them off.
The thugs were able to enter boy’s house around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, ordering his two teenage sisters to stay put while they searched the house. The 10-year-old escaped upstairs to where his mother was, followed shortly thereafter by the suspects.
It is unclear whether the family was armed, but the boy and his mother resorted to some quick thinking when one of the men came their way.
Seeing the thug cautiously entering the room — using his gun to open the door — either the mother or the boy slammed the door so hard on the man’s arm that he dropped the gun. Reports conflict as to who rushed the door — the Associated Press is reporting that it was the mother, while local media outlets are primarily reporting that it was the son.
Either way, we know for sure that the 10-year-old picked up the weapon without delay, and fired a shot that hit a wall.
Police say one of the suspects actually fired back, but no one was hit and the men fled the home without stealing a single thing.
The home was located in Canarsie, a south Brooklyn residential neighborhood that ends at the Jamaica Bay.
“They have a store, so maybe the person who robbed them knew there was a lot of cash in there,” Kimberly Lindo speculated for the New York Post. “Look, they have two brand-new BMWs in the driveway…I don’t know, that’s kind of unusual for this neighborhood.”
Police are still investigating the matter. No names have yet been given, but the suspects are described as men in their 20’s.
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