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Boy lied about robbery, police say

An 11-year-old boy lied about being robbed on his way to school last week, police said Tuesday.

The Sheridan Elementary School student told police a man in his late teens tried to stab him as he took out his wallet near a convenience store at Second Avenue and Thor Street March 5 about 8:45 a.m. The boy claimed the teen punched him in the head, scratched him on the hand with a knife and took his wallet and keys.

Police detectives announced Tuesday that the boy made up the story, according to a news release, but spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe said no other details were available.

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