Three juveniles were arrested Sunday evening, accused of robbing a Kansas City woman after she offered to give them candy money at a store at 54th Street and Prospect Avenue.
The incident was reported just after 9 p.m. The victim said three boys approached her and asked for some money to buy candy. The woman spoke to the preteen boys for a few minutes and felt comfortable enough to give them some money, said Officer Darin Snapp, a police spokesman.
“She felt safe, and when she was opening her purse, she was robbed,” Snapp said. “They took the money out of her purse.”
The thieves also snatched a .38-caliber handgun that was inside the woman’s purse, police said. The woman saw one of the the juveniles get into a car while the others ran away.
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The same car drove by when the officers interviewed the woman.
Police arrested three juveniles moments later, including the child with the gun, police said.