12-Year-Old Suspect In Robbery Will Be Charged As Adult

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PONTIAC (WWJ) – Prosecutors have decided to charge a 12-year-old girl as an adult after she allegedly stole a gun and then used it to try to hold up a Highland Township market.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard tells WWJ’s Terri Lee that the girl, whose identity has not yet been released has been charged as an adult.

A number of factors went in to that decision including, Bouchard says, that the suspect broke into a neighbor’s house to steal the gun, tried to disguise herself and then fought with the store owner and another employee.

“Plus, it was a loaded gun, with one round chambered as well,  so it’s very lucky that didn’t discharge and hurt or kill someone,” says Bouchard.

Additional charges are expected to be filed.

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