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Clerk Says Teen Boys Robbed Him At Gunpoint

April 22, 2014, 4:48 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Clerk Says Teen Boys Robbed Him At Gunpoint

Sioux Falls Police are looking for three teen boys following an overnight armed robbery.

Police say three boys, who appeared to be 13 or 14 years old, walked into the Cubby's convenience store at the corner of 49th Street and Western Avenue with guns around 1 a.m. Tuesday and got away with cash.

"The one key thing that stands out is the clerk thought that they were all young men. They thought around 13 to 14 years old. That's basically just based on his observations of them," Sam Clemens with Sioux Falls Police said.

The 26-year-old male clerk said two of the boys had handguns while the third held the door. One of the teens walked up to the counter and said, 'We want your money,' and when he got it, he stuffed it into a lime green grocery bag.

The clerk thought the boys were young because of the way they talked.

"I think one of the key things was probably their voices because they all had something covering their face, some type of bandana covering their face," Clemens said.

The teens are described as white teens who were wearing black clothes and they are all about five feet tall.

The manager at Cubby's did not want to comment on the case Tuesday, but it's the second time in four months that the store has been robbed at gun point.  The last time was in December when two black men walked in and robbed the clerk at gunpoint and then fired a shot on their way out of the store.

READ STORY: Robbery Suspect Shoots At Clerk 

In the most recent case, police say it's rare to have suspects this young commit this type of crime.

"It doesn't happen,” Clemens said. “I can't think of any robberies that we've had where somebody has said it's been somebody that young. Usually when we have teenagers involved, it's the 16 to 18 year old range," Clemens said.

Clemens says the suspects could be older, but the clerk thought that's how old they were during the brief encounter.

The suspects took off in a silver Ford Freestyle with a luggage rack on top. They drove south on Western Avenue toward Interstate 229.

If you have any information call CrimeStoppers at 605-367-7007.

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