12-year-old boy caught on CCTV stealing car from elderly man


Credit: ST. PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

A 12-year-old boy has been caught on camera in Florida tricking an elderly man before stealing his car.

Raymond Raftery, 89, was approached by the boy who informed him that one of his tyres was low on air.
As Raftery pulled up to the air pump at the garage in St Petersburg, the boy circled the car on his bicycle. As Raftery followed, the boy jumped into the driver's seat and drove away.

The footage was studied by a detective who recognised the boy from a previous conviction.

The boy was arrested soon after and charged with grand theft auto. It is not the first time he has been arrested, with police reporting that he has been previously been charged with auto theft, possession of marijuana, simple battery and robbery.

Raftery was uninjured during the theft.

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