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Two 12-year-old boys were arrested Saturday night after one of them pulled a gun on two victims during an attempted armed robbery in the Garden District, according to New Orleans police.

In a preliminary report, the Police Department said the juveniles approached a 48-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man at Chestnut and Philip streets about 8:45 p.m.

They asked the two for a dollar, police said. 

When the victims refused, one of the boys produced a gun and made the man get on his knees, police said. The man complied, and the two fled.

The NOPD said both boys were apprehended a short time later.

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