According to police the crooks got away with $3, and say that's hardly enough money to hurt someone over.
Police are searching for three men in a black Impala. They say the men approached, attacked, and left the child bruised in the 3600 block of Townes avenue just after 8 Friday morning.
Teresa Maclin says it's up to parents to keep a close eye on their children.
"You have to keep your eyes on them period because people are snatching people, kids robbing."
The pre-teen was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.
If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.