12-year-old sentenced in pizza robbery

SAVANNAH, GA (AP) - A 12-year-old accused of in the armed robbery of a Savannah pizza delivery man has been ordered into the custody of state juvenile officials for two years.

Chatham County Juvenile Court Judge Patricia Stone ruled the boy was too violent and dangerous for regular probation.

The Savannah boy originally told the judge he was not guilty, but changed his plea in court July 14.

Savannah-Chatham Metro police said that on June 30, the boy used a shotgun to rob a Papa John's Pizza delivery man of two large pizzas and an order of cinnamon sticks. The shotgun later was determined to be unloaded.

Stone said if the boy were a few months older, he could have faced 10 years in prison.

Evidence suggested three other youths were involved in the scheme to lure the delivery man to the vacant house to rob him. It's unclear what happened to those youths.

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