13-year-old arrested for alleged armed robbery

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Hoover Police have arrested a 13-year-old in connection to an armed robbery. It happened Monday night in the parking lot of Academy Sports on John Hawkins Parkway.

Police say the victim was approached by the armed 13-year-old. Once the victim realized it was a BB gun, he wrestled it away from the teen.

The teen suspect left the scene, but was later captured by an off-duty police detective. He was identified as a 13 year old from Alabaster and is charged with Robbery in the First Degree.

His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.

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