Group of teens steal Cleveland couple’s truck at gunpoint

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CLEVELAND - At first, Edward Kandah thought it was a joke.

"I just pulled in my driveway from work around 9 Sunday night, and I get out of my pick up and this kid is standing there," Kandah said on Tuesday outside of his home on Cleveland's west side. "He looked so young. I asked if he was kidding, but he said, 'Give me your freaking keys,' and he had a pistol."

Kandah handed over the keys. He said the teen had part of his face covered and other teens were standing nearby.

"I ran in and called police," Kandah said. "He was so young. He couldn't even back out."

The group took his truck and tried to use the keys to get in their home early Monday morning, the Kandahs said.

"I heard them and my neighbor caught some of it on their security video," said Kandah's wife, Donna.

Police found the stolen vehicle Monday after a person called 911 saying there were five kids in a truck that didn't look old enough to drive. It was spotted driving southbound on Memphis Avenue.

The five stopped the truck, got out and fled. Police chased them on foot and were able to apprehend all of  them.

The teens were released to their parents and are scheduled to be in court soon.

Donna Kandah said she has a CCW and will keep it nearby to protect her and her family.

"This scares you, it's awful," Donna said.

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