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Two Kids Accused of Attempting to Rob Shopper at Knifepoint

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"...you wouldn’t expect a child to have a knife."

Police say two children armed with a knife attempted to rob a shopper outside a Maryland Walmart Sunday.

The incident occurred in the afternoon when an 11-year-old and 14-year-old demanded a 34-year-old female shopper hand over her merchandise, police said, according to WJZ.

“One of them displayed a knife and demanded she drop the merchandise. She just didn’t stop for whatever reason; she just kept going on. Fortunately, she wasn’t injured. They didn’t get any property,” Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said.

[sharequote align="center"]“One of them displayed a knife and demanded she drop the merchandise."[/sharequote]

When she refused to comply, the two pre-teens fled the scene. But, two hours later, the woman saw them in a Toys-R-Us and called police.

“They were inside of a Toys-R-Us. Officers got there and detained them outside the Toys-R-Us and she did positively identify them as the two young males who attempted to rob her earlier,” Mulcahy said.

When they searched the kids, authorities found a knife as described.

“That’s just nuts. I mean, you know, you wouldn’t expect a child to have a knife,” said Mary Hansen adding it is "certainly alarming when you have children this young."

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