12/03/2010 10:19 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Seven-Year-Old Boy Saves His Parents From Armed Robbery

A seven-year-old boy from California has been hailed a hero after he called 911 and saved his parents from being shot by armed robbers.

Three armed men had broken into the boy's home in Los Angeles and threatened to shoot his parents.

The terrified boy hid in the bathroom and dialled 911. He told Los Angeles County sheriff's dispatchers to send "cops ... and soldiers, too".

He can be heard saying: "There's some guys, they're going to kill my mom and dad.

"Can you come, please? Bring cops...a lot of them! ... And soldiers, too.

"Can you come really fast? Please! Please! ... They have guns. They shoot my mom and dad."

You can listen to the 911 call here - but I warn you, it's pretty terrifying.

The three suspects, armed with handguns, had stormed into the boy's house and started shooting.

While the boy was on the phone, the attackers then broke into the bathroom, grabbed the boy and asked who he was talking to.

The kid told them "911" and the robbers ran off, without stealing anything or hurting anyone.

Captain Pat Maxwell of the LAPD said: "If not for the brave and educated actions of the seven-year-old boy, this might have ended tragically."

Police are still looking for the suspects.

The boy's parents must be incredibly proud of their son for his bravery.

Source: The Sun