Police: Boys Try to Rob Man Shoveling Snow

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

AKRON, Ohio — A 9-year-old and a 13-year-old were arrested after they allegedly tried to rob a man shoveling show.

According to the Akron Police Department, the man was approached in his Ruth Avenue driveway around 1:40 p.m. on Thursday.

One of the boys is accused of pulling what looked like a gun from his waistband, pointing it at the man and demanding money.

The man walked away and the boys left, but returned a short time later.

The second time, the other boy allegedly demanded the man hand over money.

When the victim said he didn’t have any, the boys left, but the man’s wife followed them in her car.

Police eventually caught up and arrested them.

The boys were brothers and had realistic looking BB gun pistols on them, police said.

They were charged with aggravated robbery and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.