Two Philadelphia couples have turned in their teenaged sons for allegedly stealing $13 out of a young girl’s wallet after they saw video of them committing the alleged crime.
The parents of the boys, who are not named because they are minors, saw surveillance footage of their sons eying the wallet of a nine-year-old girl, according to police.
One of the boy’s mothers showed up at the Germantown precinct on Friday night with her son in tow, and the second family called a short time later to say their son was in on it too.
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Sneak attack: The two boys, pictured in hoodies, watched the third grader pay and allegedly stole her wallet after she left the bodega
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the boys were at the Jaquez Mini Market in East Germantown in the Pennsylvania city on Friday night.
Surveillance video shows the nine-year-old girl pay for her purchase and walk out, and also shows the two boys waiting for her outside the bodega.
Police said that they then approached the girl, grabbed her wallet, and ran. They got $13 in cash from the alleged robbery, the Inquirer reports.
Police sent out a release to news outlets that night asking for help in identifying the robbery suspects. They also released the store video.
Getaway: Video shows the two boys running away after stealing the wallet
Both boys’ concerned parents recognized their sons in the video and alerted authorities.
The first boy’s mother brought him to the 13th Police District Headquarters in Germantown late Friday night and positively identified her son.
The other boy’s parents called in an hour later to say that their son was the other person in the surveillance video.
The boys are 13 and 14 years old and were charged with robbery; police do not identify minors.