BB Gun-Wielding Youngsters Steal Pizza from Woman: Cops

Sunday, Nov 14, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM CDT
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BB Gun-Wielding Youngsters Steal Pizza from Woman: Cops

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LONDON - JANUARY 6: A man holds an Airsoft plastic BB gun in front of a shop display of the hobbyist replica firearms January 6, 2003 in London. British Home Secretary David Blunkett has confirmed plans to tighten firearms laws, which will see a mandatory jail sentence of five years for gun possession. The announcement was made after two teenage girls were killed at a New Year's party in Birmingham but the Government insists it had been planned for some time. Replica and Airsoft guns will not be affected by the new laws. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Three youngsters, one of whom was armed with a BB gun, were arrested after allegedly stealing a pizza from a woman walking to her Uptown neighborhood home Saturday night.

The victim called police about 8:20 p.m. from the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue and told officers she was robbed at gunpoint and her pizza was taken.

The victim, who is in her 50s, told officers three “young juveniles’’ confronted her, including one who had what appeared to be a handgun at his side, according to a Belmont District police lieutenant.

“They said: ‘Give us your pizza,’’’ the lieutenant said. She complied and ran home and called police.

The victim gave a description of the three and police arrested them at 1007 W. Leland Ave. about 8:45 p.m.

They did not fire the BB gun and she was not harmed, the lieutenant  said.

The BB gun was recovered.

Charges were not available as of Sunday afternoon.
 

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