Boy, 12, Charged With Armed Robbery in Pair of Washington Holdups

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A 12-year-old Washington State boy who allegedly robbed a barista coffee stand last week and a store the week before at gunpoint has been arrested.

He has been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery.

Cops say a surveillance video helped them identify one 12-year-old, who is accused of using a gun to hold up a convenience store and coffee stand.

The child brandished a gun at the barista and demanded money, according to Everett, Wash., police, after he had ordered a beverage from the stand.

The barista pointed to her tip jar, which the boy emptied into his backpack, before riding away with his drink in one hand and his weapon in the other.

Using images taken from video surveillance at the espresso stand, police said they were able to identify the young robber as a 12-year-old Everett boy.

The boy has been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery - that holdup and an August 28 armed robbery of an Everett convenience store.

In that case, police say, he walked into Peck’s Drive Market, pointed a black revolver at the clerk and demanded all the money from the cash register.

The clerk complied, and the boy left, police said.

According to officials, the boy admitted to the two robberies after his arrest, saying he borrowed the gun from a 16-year-old boy he new from church.

After the robberies, the 12-year-old returned the gun to the 16-year-old along with a portion of the money he’d stolen. That boy has also been arrested.