09/11/2012 11:59 am ET

Russian Teen Girl Attempts Bank Robbery So She Can Run Away, Commit Suicide

Russian SU IC SD

A Russian teenager allegedly attempted to a rob a bank so that she could obtain enough money to run away and commit suicide.

The 14-year-old brandished a knife at bank employees in the city of Ishvesk before guards apprehended her, Express India reports.

The failed heist can be seen in a security video dated Aug. 28 and published by Komsomolskaya Pravda.

Officials say the suspect, whose name has not been released, demanded 200,000 rubles (about $6,309 US), according to the Agence France-Presse's English translation of the Russian paper.

She reportedly told investigators that she intended to use the cash to leave the city, then commit suicide. The KP quotes the girl as saying that she wanted to get away from her parents.

Her mother told the paper that her daughter was having a difficult time getting along with her stepfather.

Police released the girl from custody after she signed a contract stating she would stay in the city. She may face up to eight years in prison.

She's not the only tween to make shocking headlines recently.

Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Annette Robinson allegedly stole her brother's car in August, then drove 50 miles to meet her 12-year-old boyfriend, whom she had met online.



Bank Robbing Bandits