OAKLAND -- A 14-year-old boy suspected of using a pellet gun to steal $5 from an 11-year-old boy Nov. 1 has been arrested and charged with armed robbery, authorities said Tuesday.
Investigators said the suspect called police Saturday to surrender and also turned over the pellet gun used in the robbery.
The name of the suspect was not released because of his age. He is being held at Juvenile Hall.
The youth is accused of robbing the 11-year-old about 7:20 a.m. Nov. 1 in the 2500 block of 19th Avenue as the younger boy was walking to school. The victim was first told to give up his cell phone but the robber ended up taking $5 instead. The victim was not physically hurt.
Police said the suspect lives in the area but did not know the victim.
Investigators said he called police to turn himself in but only said at the time he had committed a robbery.
He was met near his home and arrested, but refused to give specific details to investigators about the robbery, Officer Omar Daza-Quiroz said. But Daza-Quiroz said the suspect matches the description of the robber, including having blue braces on his teeth as described by the victim.
Police believe the teen decided to surrender because he knew his description had been reported in the media after the robbery and thought it would be just a matter of time before police found him.