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Kid robs ice cream man at gunpoint in Skyline

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SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) - Police are looking for a young boy who they say robbed an ice cream truck at gunpoint.

The suspects, believed to be between 10 and 15 years old, approached the driver around 6:45 p.m. in the area of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, said San Diego police Officer David Stafford.

One suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the victim. The armed suspect jumped on a skateboard and headed down Meadowbrook Drive with two other young boys who saw the robbery, according to SDPD Officer James Johnson.

"There were two other kids that were maybe 50 feet away, so they were not involved in the actual robbery, but when the suspect fled, the other two juveniles fled with the suspect as if they were friends," Johnson said.

The unidentified 51-year-old ice cream truck driver was not injured.

"I have kids of my own and I try to keep them away from all that used to be able to let your kids run around and can't even let them do that anymore because you never know what kind of kids they can get involved with," Skyline resident John Richardson said. 

Conception Chavez has been selling ice cream to kids for 20 years in the Skyline area. He doesn't know the victim, but says it's sad what happened to him.

"We don't make a lot of money, believe me. Most of the kids know me, but I don't know, something can happen," he said.

The suspects are described as black males, 4 feet tall, and weighing about 100 pounds each. The armed suspect had short hair and was wearing a white shirt and red basketball-style shorts, Johnson said.

Authorities believe that someone knows the young suspect and will hopefully contact police so they can track him down and speak to him.

"Hopefully we'll be able to identify this young man and get him the help he needs," Johnson said. "We don't want him to think that this is okay. If we can get this early, maybe we can stop that cycle and make a difference."

If you have any information, contact the SDPD or San Diego Crime Stoppers. You may be eligible for a cash reward.
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