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Four men charged in meatball sandwich theft

The robbers stole a teen's meatball sandwich at gunpoint but didn't take his cell phone, which he immediately used to call police, according to a local newspaper report.
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Hands off my sandwich. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Four men from Philadelphia who stole a teen's meatball sandwich at gunpoint are now in police custody.

The armed robbers took the $5.50 sandwich but left the 13-year-old victim's cell phone, which he then used to call police, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

The robbery happened as the teen was walking home after buying a meatball sandwich for dinner at a deli in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, the newspaper reports. He was approached by men who brandished a black revolver.

“If you do anything, I’ll cap you,” one of the men reportedly told the teen.

The four men have been charged with offenses including receiving stolen property, robbery, and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, and are being held on $150,000 bail, the Daily Times says.

Police recovered a .38 caliber revolver, and the sandwich, which was reportedly still in the wrap paper.

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