Boys aged 7 and 11 arrested for armed carjacking

Ami Garrett  
By: Eva Fett 

(Scroll down for video) Two young boys showed that they were able to plan and execute an armed carjacking, according to police reports.

The two children, ages 7 and 11, are accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded gun, police said Sunday.

The boys tried to carjack a 22-year-old woman, who was in her family car waiting for her parents in a church parking lot, police in Portland, Oregon, said in a statement.

Ami Garrett, from southeast Portland, told police officers that when the boys approached her, the younger boy told the older boy to "show his moves."

The woman said that when she refused to give her car, they demanded cash and her phone. She said that as she walked away, she saw the 11-year-old pull a gun from his pocket.

The boys were arrested in the parking lot by officers responding to reports of children with guns. Police said they recovered a loaded .22 caliber pistol in the pocket of the older boy.

Detectives were investigating how the boys got the gun. Because of their young age, the boys could not be taken into custody at a juvenile detention center, so they were returned to their families, police said.

The 11-year-old, tried to escape from his parents' home, but was quickly captured by officers and returned to his parents. Police plan to take the case to the juvenile court.



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