14-year-old boy arrested for Troy robbery after mom tells police she found ‘large sum of money’

Worker says teen demanded money from cash register

Troy Police Department. (Troy Police Department)

TROY, Mich. – A 14-year-old boy was arrested for robbing a Troy liquor store after his mother called police to say she’d found him with a “large sum of money” that he shouldn’t have had.

Officers were called at 5:38 p.m. March 29 to the Capitol Wine and Liquor store on Rochester Road. A worker told them that a boy had approached her and demanded she “empty the register,” according to police.

She said the boy didn’t show a weapon, but he was hiding his right hand in the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt.

The boy took the money and fled the scene on foot, authorities said.

Hours later, police said they received a call from a woman who said her son was acting strange. She told them he had a large sum of money that he shouldn’t have, according to officials.

Police went to her home and spoke with the boy, who admitted to robbing the liquor store earlier in the evening.

He was arrested and taken to the Troy Police Lock-Up facility.

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