8-year-old boy attempts to hold up Fla. grocery store at gunpoint

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPTV/WFLA) — An 8-year-old boy is in custody after attempting to rob a Florida grocery store at gunpoint.

“He went through the entry door…very quietly, very confidently,” said one clerk, who did not want to be identified. “He was wearing like a motorcycle helmet, and he was wearing a sweater over his mouth. He was only showing his eyes.”

The boy walked up to the cashier and pointed a gun hidden underneath a sweater. The clerk and another employee quickly sprang into action.

“I just turned his wrist and took it out from his hand. At that point, another coworker of mine grabbed him,” the clerk explained.

In the video, you can see the 8-year-old boy try to escape the grasp of the clerk. Investigators say the boy stole the gun from his mother.

The incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

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