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Mich. boy, 12, rides bike to bank, attempts to rob it, police say

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Police say a 12-year-old Mich. boy rode a bike, possibly similar to the one above, to a bank and attempted to rob it.
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(CBS) SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - A 12-year-old Michigan boy was taken in to police custody after he allegedly tried to rob a bank, CBS Detroit reports.

Police were called to a Bank of America branch in Southfield, Mich. at around 3 a.m. Friday by the bank's security monitoring company who said they had video of a suspect in the building, the station reports.

When officers arrived, they reportedly found a bicycle parked at the front door and shattered glass all over the ground. Inside, they saw a 12-year-old boy wandering around, collecting rolled coins and other miscellaneous items, according to the station.

Police say the boy wrote his bike from his home in the neighboring community of Oak Park and used the two-wheeler to smash through the bank's entrance.

Video footage broadcast by local TV stations reportedly showed the boy being led away from the scene in handcuffs with a bag of Funyuns hanging out of his pocket.

The station reports police held the boy at the station for several hours before releasing him into the custody of his mother.

It is unclear what, if any, charges the boy may face. An investigation is ongoing.

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