Western Australian police have charged a 10-year-old boy from Guildford with attempted armed robbery after he allegedly attempted to rob a truck driver.
Police allege that just after 4pm on Wednesday, the 28-year-male driver was sitting in his truck at a shopping centre on Great Eastern Highway in Midland, when he was approached by someone with a hood covering his head.
The would-be assailant pointed a handgun at the driver and made threats before pulling the trigger, which made a loud bang.
The alleged offender was apprehended by police a short time later. The handgun was found to be a toy cap gun.
The boy will appear in Perth Children’s Court today.
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