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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cops Bag Boy in a Bag

MOSCOW () -- A gang of thieves that included a boy in a bag tried to rob a check room at a clothes market in Perm but were foiled when the child was discovered.

Itar-Tass said Sunday the entire gang was arrested when they showed up to collect the boy the next morning. It said the plot unraveled after a shopkeeper saw something moving inside a bag, opened it and found the boy. The child was numb from his confinement, but refused to squeal, the report said.

"He said with pride he wouldn't have moved if the shopkeeper hadn't put a very heavy bag on top of him," Itar-Tass said. It said the boy was supposed to spend the night rifling bags in the check room, hide the valuables in his own bag, then wait for the gang to pick him up.