Latest News

12-year-old boy stabs 10-year-old boy because he wanted his sneakers

By Mason White 12:51 PM May 21, 2017
Boy wearing sneakers (illustration)
Boy wearing sneakers (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A young boy suffered serious stab wounds when a group of robbers tried to steal his sneakers, according to police in Australia.

Sydney police said that they have arrested a 12-year-old boy after being accused of stabbing the 10-year-old boy during an attempted robbery of sneakers.

The boy has been charged with assault with intent to rob while armed with an offensive weapon causing wounding. He was booked into jail, and denied bail.

According to the police investigation, on Friday around 12:00 p.m., the 10-year-old boy was in an apartment on John Street, where he was confronted by two 12-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy.

They demanded his sneakers, but the 10-year-old boy refused to hand them over. That is when one of the 12-year-old boys stabbed the 10-year-old boy in the torso.

The 10-year-old boy managed to run out in the street to call for help. He was taken to the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.

The two 12-year-old boys and the 16-year-old boy were arrested at the scene, but only one of the 12-year-old boys were charged with the crime.