Police: Suspects at large after 12 y/o robbed, assaulted

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 12-year-old is lying in a hospital bed instead of sitting in a class room on Friday after police say he was attacked by three men who emptied his pockets.

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.