12-year-old accused of attempted carjacking

KENWOOD, OH (FOX19) - A 12-year-old boy has been charged with trying to steal a car.

Police say it happened around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Kenwood Towne Center. A black male carrying a backpack was seen attempting to gain entry into vehicles parked in the lot.

The suspect approached a man in a Jeep Cherokee and told him, "I want your car." The victim exited the vehicle and confronted the suspect. As the victim approached, the suspect unzipped his backpack and displayed what appeared to be the butt-end of a gun.

The suspect was later observed on mall security cameras walking into the FYE store. Sheriff's deputies and mall security surrounded him and placed him into custody.

The 12-year-old suspect was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife. He was taken to the  Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with aggravated robbery. He is also charged with obstructing official business for giving false information to police.

No one was injured in the incident.

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