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Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns but...

Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel.

But the ploy didn't work because they fled - cashless - after apparently losing their nerve, police said on Thursday (Dec 11).

Security camera footage showed the boys, wearing hooded sweatshirts, entering the bank in Rishon Lezion, a suburb of Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

One had a schoolbag on his back and what appeared to be a rifle in his hand.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said both were carrying fake M-16 assault rifles and shouted “this is a holdup”.

He added:

"They were toy guns but they looked real. The people in the bank were scared, but then the suspects ran out without taking any money."

The police were able to identify the pair from the security footage and later arrested them.

Source: Reuters

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