My son witnessed an armed robbery today!

January 25, 2010 3:41pm CST
I heard a lot of talk today at my youngest two children school today about an armed robbery taking place in a local shop. I did not think nothing of it until I got home from the school run and was met at the front door by my two eldest sons. Then my 16 year old told me that he had been at the shop when the robbery had taken place. He had gone up there on his break with two friends one went inside to buy his bits and my son and his other friend waited just in the doorway. Then what he thought was probably a teenager with his hood up and wearing a white mask approached the till where the manager was serving people and held up a gun and demanded the money which the manager proceeded to hand over. My son at seeing this stepped back out the door and told his friend to do the same at this point his friend had not seen what was going on and natural curiosity got the better of him he had to have a look then they both moved away from the shop door. The person run out of the shop and made his way across the field behind the shop. This all took place at about 10-30am-10.45am this morning. After that my son and friends returned to school and a bit later on one of the teachers called my son out of class and said that he had told the police what lesson him and his friends would be in 5th period, but the police never did speak to them. That was a bit of a shock coming home to it lucky enough my son took it all in his stride and seem quite relaxed about it all. I am just thankful no one was hurt.
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
That would be an experienced that would never forget by your son. It may be a negative one but if you can explain it to him in a positive way, then it will not affect his behavior. Explaining the nature of the robbery and why do people have to result to this horrible act. Sure, every lesson can be learned even in negative acts of human behavior.
26 Jan 10
That's true don't think that is something you would ever forget.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Jan 10
It doesn't sound like fun. Armed robbery can be extremely dangerous for witnesses. I think that your older son was very smart and he did the right thing. At least nice to know that he is safe at home.
26 Jan 10
I have to agree it is good to know that he is safe. He did say that maybe he should have tripped him or try to stop him when he came out the shop but it did not enter hie head at the time. Thank goodness I don't think he would have been much of a match for the robber as my son is small for his age.