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13-year-old boy accused of robbing Illinois bank

A 13-year-old boy who police say was caught red-handed a block away was accused Tuesday of robbing a bank.
/ Source: Reuters

A 13-year-old boy who police say was caught red-handed a block away was accused Tuesday of robbing a bank.

The unidentified boy was charged with felony armed robbery in juvenile court, accused of threatening a teller with a gun and demanding cash.

He was found hiding in a nearby garage about 30 minutes after Monday's robbery, stained red from a dye pack that had been placed in the bag of money.

"It's the youngest person I can remember," said Sheriff Michael McCoy, a four-decade veteran of the sheriff's office.

Prosecutors were considering whether to seek to have him tried as an adult and face up to 30 years in prison.