QUINCY (CBS) — Police arrested a Quincy man and three teens Wednesday who they say used a realistic-looking pellet gun to rob a 13-year-old boy.

Erik Ferrara, 21, and the unnamed juveniles, ages 16-17, are each charged with one count of armed robbery. One of the teens has also been charged with witness intimidation.

Quincy Police were called to the Lincoln-Hancock Community School on Granite Street around 7 p.m. Tuesday. There, the young boy told them that a man and three teens had approached him at a playground, and said one of the teens took money from his backpack.

According to the boy, that teen pulled what looked to be a handgun out of his backpack, and said he would hurt the boy if he called police.

The pellet gun police say was used in the robbery of a 13-year-old outside a school in Quincy. (Quincy Police Department)

The pellet gun police say was used in the robbery of a 13-year-old outside a school in Quincy. (Quincy Police Department)

Police found Ferrara and three male teenagers, who all fit the boy’s description of the suspects, nearby. After the four consented to a search of their backpacks by officers, police said they found the pellet gun in the backpack of one of the teens, a 17-year-old.

Police said the pellet gun was heavy and metallic, resembling a real handgun.

The teens have not been named due to their ages.

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