Child robs gas station at gunpoint, rides away on skateboard

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STOCKTON, Calif. -- Police are investigating an armed robbery at a California gas station involving a suspect who might be in the sixth grade, according to KTXL.

Customers and staff of the station in Stockton, California, say the robbery was surprising. Even more surprising, they say, is the suspect's age; police estimate he's roughly 11 years old.

"It's just very sad to see someone this young try to do something like this," station employee James Ratto said.

It was Ratto's co-worker who had a gun pointed at her face by the child.

"She just screamed for our co-worker," Ratto said. "The kid got frightened, I'm assuming, and ran off."

The robbery was caught on surveillance video.

"We can always see what happens in this store," Ratto said.

The boy was seen wearing a gray hoodie, a black and white backpack and a purple bandanna concealing his face.

The station staff want to track the boy down so he stops his early exploration into a life of crime.

"I'm sure this was his first time thinking of doing it," Ratto said. "Hopefully he doesn't try to do it again."

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