Video: 7-Year-Old Attempts to Stop Armed Robbery at Maryland GameStop

By Andrew Simontacchi, Epoch Times
May 26, 2016 5:42 pm Last Updated: May 27, 2016 6:51 am

This boy is clearly a fan of superhero video games.

A YouTube video depicts a young boy—identified by the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland as only 7 years old—confronting one of two armed robbers in a Silver Spring video game store.

On May 20, at around 9 p.m., the two armed suspects entered the GameStop and ordered three customers, including the young boy, to get against the wall near the counter. On his way toward the counter, the video shows boy winding his arms up and repeatedly punching one of the robbers, before the robber picks him up and places him near the counter.

The robbers then both walk toward the register, order one employee to open the drawer, while restraining the other employee. After looting the drawer, with both employees on the floor, one robber appears to steal an employee’s wallet.

The robbers then flee with an undisclosed amount of cash and said wallet.

The suspects are decribed as black males in their 20s, approximately 5′ 6″ tall and weighing 170 pounds.  They were wearing black, hooded sweatshirts, black pants, gloves, and masks.

The suspects are decribed as black males in their 20s, approximately 5′ 6″ tall and weighing 170 pounds.  They were wearing black, hooded sweatshirts, black pants, gloves, and masks. (Montgomery County Police Department photo)
The suspects are decribed as black males in their 20s, approximately 5′ 6″ tall and weighing 170 pounds. They were wearing black, hooded sweatshirts, black pants, gloves, and masks. (Montgomery County Police Department photo)

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Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this crime is asked to call the Robbery Section at (240) 773-5070.