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13-year-olds accused of robbing west Charlotte store

Police say a pair of 13-year-olds face felony armed robbery charges after they allegedly held up a convenience store at gunpoint Thursday morning.

According to police reports, the two accused teens were wearing school uniforms and were found a short time later, eating breakfast at a restaurant.

The robbery was reported about 9:20 a.m. at the Quick Mart in the 2500 block of Freedom Drive. Police say the two teenage boys walked into the store, showed a gun, and demanded money. They then ran off.

Officers began patrolling the area, looking for the boys. They were found a short time later at the restaurant and were identified by the store clerk, according to police.

The names of the suspects are not being released because they are juveniles.

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