Twelve-Year-Old Arrested for Robbery

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Kids in New York grow up faster than in other places. By 6 years old, they're riding the subway, talking on cell phones, sexting. When life moves this fast, you tend to peak and fall and hit rock bottom quickly, which is what we imagine must have happened with the 12-year-old who was arrested yesterday for trying to rob a Hasidic woman wheeling her 2-year-old in a stroller:

"Give me your money!" 12-year-old punk Shy-kym Samuels demanded — pointing the barrel of a disguised cap gun at the woman's face — at around 9:45 a.m. on Wilson Street between Lee and Division Avenues, cops said.

Meanwhile, uptown, a 10-year-old is hard at work constructing his first Ponzi scheme.

Boy, 12, a tot-buggy 'mugger' [NYP]