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Three Texas sixth graders help police catch burglary suspect

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 (Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth)

Three sixth graders from Glencrest Sixth Grade School in Fort Worth were lauded as heroes Thursday for helping Fort Worth police catch a burglary suspect. 

Officers presented David Willis, Kenyon Maloney and Travontae Barker each a bicycle, a police challenge coin and a certificate in front of their classmates today.

Officers pooled their money to buy the new bikes, which came with donated helmets, to recognize the boys' quick thinking when they encountered a suspect on the run. 

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On March 29, police said the three boys were on their way to school when they noticed police were out looking for someone.

About that time, a man ran up and offered each of them $20 to help him hide. The man might as well have asked police for help.

“He offered us $20,” Travontae said. “We didn't want to take it. We knew he was a bad guy and something was wrong.”

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“He won't be robbing nobody's house no more,” Kenyon said. “Nobody get robbed by this man no more. They don't have to worry about it no more I guess."

Fort Worth officer Johnny Cox says the boys ran up to him and pointed officers in the right direction.

“As a result of these kids doing the right thing, they stepped up,” Cox said. “They were responsible and they helped us."

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