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12-year-old terror tries to set elderly woman on fire, beats her with a metal rod: Police

The boy has already been arrested TWICE for armed robbery

A 12-year-old boy with multiple armed robbery arrests has allegedly been terrorizing an elderly woman neighbor, at one point reportedly trying to set her on fire.

According to CBS News, the boy has been seen attacking his 80-year-old neighbor, who does not speak English, in her yard in Grave’s End, Brooklyn.

Most recently, the boy allegedly confronted the woman in her front yard, and when she didn’t understand what he was saying, punched her in the face, giving her a black eye.

The week prior, the woman’s grandson heard his grandmother cry out when she was working in her yard, after the 12-year-old menace allegedly hit her with a metal rod. He ran off before the grandson could catch up to him.

And earlier, the boy reportedly tried to set the woman’s coat on fire with a lighter.

CBS News reports that the unidentified boy has been arrested twice before on armed robbery charges. He was also reportedly caught on video at a nearby Chinese restaurant during a robbery.

The 12-year-old has been arrested and is awaiting charges.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.