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October 24, 2015 11:15 AM

A 13-year-old boy is in custody after he allegedly robbed a Salem, Oregon, Baskin-Robbins at knifepoint Friday and then confessed to his parents, local law enforcement said.

The boy was taken into custody after his parents called in his confession, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

He is held at the county juvenile detention center on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and menacing, according to a press release.

“The Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the parents of the male juvenile for likely making one the most difficult decisions a parent would ever have to make,” officials said in the release.

The suspect was taken into custody and $148 was recovered, according to the release.

Deputies had responded hours earlier to a report that the shop had been robbed by a teenager armed with a knife, threatening an employee before fleeing with cash, according to the release.

Baskin-Robbins confirmed the incident in a statement to PEOPLE.

“The safety and well-being of crew members and customers are a top priority,” the company said. “The franchisee who owns and operates this location informs us he is cooperating fully with the police investigating this incident.”

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