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Wash. 4-year-old helps police solve robbery

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FERNDALE, Wash. (WHDH) - A little crime stopper in Washington state helped police solve a robbery and home invasion.

She's only 4-years-old but Abby was able to give investigators the information that led to a confession.

"Wednesday was the worst day in my life," she said.

On Wednesday, she helped a local sheriff's office crack a case that would make the babysitter's club proud.

"They told us to get out of the house 'cause they wanted to steal stuff," she said.

Investigators say Abby's 17-year-old babysitter orchestrated a false home invasion along with her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect.

"I think about that was really her being bad. She's not a good babysitter,” Abby said.

Investigators say the babysitter made up a story about two armed black men breaking into the home.

"The bad guys stole my kitty bank, they stole my iPod, they also stole my X-box and my Wii,” Abby said.

The babysitter told investigators one of the suspects looked like the neighbor next door.

Police handcuffed and questioned the neighbor for several hours because he fit the description, but little abbey knew better, and she told police it wasn’t the right skin color.

Abby told investigators the suspects had white skin, not black, and that's when the babysitter's story started to crumble and she confessed.

Abby's mom said she is proud of her young daughter.

"Literally in 30 seconds, she changed everything that had been going on for five, six hours,” mom said.

And Abby got everything back.

"They got it back because of me being a superhero."
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