A 14-year-old boy is in custody after allegedly trying to sexually assault a jewelry store employee Wednesday, Dallas police say.
The teen entered the Jewelry Galore store in the 9200 block of E.R.L. Thornton Freeway, near Buckner Boulevard, just after 11 a.m., police said.
He then wrapped his arm around the female employee's neck and threatened her with a large kitchen knife while attempting to sexually assault her, according to police.
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She pleaded for him not to and offered him money from the register. The teen stole the money and fled the store, police said.
The employee was not injured in the attack.
Officers spotted the teen walking nearby with a gun – which turned out to be a BB gun – in his hand. The teen was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery of a business and attempted sexual assault.
Police said they searched the teen's backpack and found a second BB gun, the large kitchen knife, money from the store and a roll of duct tape.