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Police: Teen kidnapped boy to steal beer

May 22, 2009 5:48:32 AM PDT
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday in El Monte after police said he kidnapped a 6th grader and made him steal from a CVS pharmacy.Investigators said the suspect approached two 12-year-olds at Payne Elementary School and identified himself as a gang member on Monday at about 4 p.m.

One boy ran off, but police say the teenager threatened and punched the other boy and took him to the CVS store, where both boys were caught trying to steal beer.

The store manager detained the boy, who was not charged.

The 17-year-old was arrested and booked for kidnapping, robbery and commercial burglary.

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