POSTED: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11:37am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm
Four-year-old Maryland boy leads police to robber...
A little boy in Cumberland, Maryland isn't playing cops and robbers.
He's actually helped police solve a crime.
Jake Block spied a man who'd just robbed a pharmacy hiding in some bushes.
As police looked for Michael Souder, Jake tried to get his dad's attention.
When he did, police arrested Souder for the robbery, and later connected him to two more.
Police gave Jake a medal for his valiant efforts, and the owner of the pharmacy gave him tickets to Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh.
His parents say it was a big day for a little boy who wants to be a police officer one day.
Louis block, Jake’s dad, said, "He had a mind of his own all day, that's for sure. He thought he did something good, and he did. So I’m proud of him, that's for sure."
Souder has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, for Thursday's robbery at Potomac Valley Pharmacy and two that happened earlier in June.
Police say he stole painkillers each time.