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Child Robs Ice Cream Truck Driver At Gunpoint

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A boy who is about 10 to 12 years old robbed an ice cream truck driver in San Diego on Thursday and then skateboarded away, police said.

The young suspect pulled out a handgun at the 51-year-old driver (who is unidentified) and demanded cash around 6:45 p.m. in the area of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, according to CBS8. After the child took the money, he fled on his skateboard. Two other boys who were not involved in the robbery left with him, according to San Diego Police Department Officer James Johnson. The victim was not injured.

"He [the driver] believed it was a real weapon, and that's what we're going with," Johnson told NBC San Diego. "Now, whether it turns out to be a pellet gun or an air soft, who knows, but at this point it's described as a very real handgun."

Police are searching for the suspects. The children are described as black and each being about 4 feet tall and 100 pounds. The suspect that held the gun was described as having short hair, wearing a white shirt and red basketball shorts, CBS 8 reports.