Boy Used Gun to Rob Ice Cream Man: Officials | NBC Southern California

Boy With Gun Robs Ice Cream Man: Officials

The description: a 10 to 12 year old boy armed with a gun



    A child used a gun to rob an ice cream truck Thursday, according to San Diego police.

    The ice cream truck driver told police he was held up at the corner of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive Thursday just before 7 p.m.

    San Diego police said a boy approached the truck on foot, displayed the handgun and demanded cash.

    Boy Suspected in Ice Cream Truck Armed Robbery

    [DGO] Boy Suspected in Ice Cream Truck Armed Robbery
    Police say a 10 to 12-year-old boy committed the armed robbery of an ice cream truck in Skyline. NBC 7's Rory Devine talked to shocked neighbors and filed this report. (Published Friday, Feb. 21, 2014)

    Once he got the money, the boy got away riding a skateboard.

    San Diego’s robbery division is investigating the case. They are taking the crime very seriously.

    "He believed it was a real weapon, and that's what we're going with," said Officer James Johnson. "Now, whether it turns out to be a pellet gun or an air soft, who knows, but at this point it's described as a very real handgun."

    Officers said the boy was described as 10 to 12 years old and about 100 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt and red basketball shorts.

    Boy Robbed Ice Cream Man at Gunpoint: Cops

    [DGO] Boy Robbed Ice Cream Man at Gunpoint: Cops
    NBC 7's Nicole Gomez talks with police investigators looking into the report that a child as young as 10 may have held up the ice cream truck using a handgun. (Published Friday, Feb. 21, 2014)

    The ice cream truck driver was not injured.

    Officials originally said several children were involved in the robbery. There were other children in the area, but officers say it now appears that those children were not involved.