British schoolboy, 15, admits to robbing bank with fake gun
LONDON (AFP) - A British schoolboy described as a "model pupil" on Tuesday admitted robbing a bank while carrying a fake gun.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, held up a branch of Barclays bank in Liverpool, northwest England, on Friday and made off with £2,000 (S$4,020), the city's youth court heard.
His mother turned him over to the police after finding a stack of cash and the fake weapon in his bedroom.
She wept at the back of the courtroom as her son, wearing a black suit, white shirt and tie, was led into the dock and pleaded guilty.