11-year-old robbed at gunpoint

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Columbus Police have arrested 17-year-old Eric Thirkield and charged him with armed robbery after he pointed a pistol at an 11-year-old boy and forced him to give up his bicycle.

Police reports show the victim was riding his blue bicycle on Calvin Avenue off Old Cusseta Road at 8:30 Saturday night when Thirkield approached him and pointed a gun at his head.

The suspect got away with the bike and the young victim was not injured.

Police arrested Thirkield and he is being held in the Muscogee County Jail.

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