Given the current state of the economy, it is no surprise that the crime rate in many urban areas has gone on the rise.

But would you expect a 13-year-old to help it rise?

That's what happened in Peoria, Illinois earlier this week when a 13-year-old boy held up a bank at gunpoint!

On Monday, the South Side Bank was robbed when he came in wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a red bandanna over his face and demanded cash.

He is not the world's most experienced criminal however.

He was arrested only 36 minutes later when police found him hiding in a garage covered in red dye from when the dye pack in his bag exploded. Police found the gun and cash hidden close to his hiding spot.

What is the world coming to when kids barely in puberty are committing felonies?!?

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