A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after he allegedly faked a robbery and was found in possession of two ghost guns and an illegal high-capacity magazine, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The boy, whose name was not released, told his parents and police that he had been threatened by someone with a gun, and that person, who had stolen money from him, was outside the family’s home in the 11800 block of Linden Street in unincorporated Bloomington, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
When deputies arrived at the home at about 11:30 a.m., they found a vehicle that matched the description provided in the call for help and “completed a high-risk traffic stop,” the release said.
However, there was not an armed robber inside the car, the Sheriff’s Department said.
“Through investigation, deputies determined the 14-year-old stole from his family and offered the money to other people. The alleged robbery and threats were determined to be unfounded,” officials added.
Deputies also found that the 14-year-old had in his possession two ghost guns — firearms without a serial number, preventing them from being traced — and “an unlawful high-capacity magazine,” according to the release.
The teen was arrested, cited and released to his parents, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station at 909-356-6767.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or visit wetip.com.