After the teens took the younger boy's cellphone, the 12-year-old ran to his middle school and reported the crime to school authorities, Seattle police said.
Seattle police are searching for two teens suspected of robbing a 12-year-old at knifepoint in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood Tuesday morning.
The robbers, believed to be 15, reportedly threatened the younger boy with the weapon in the 2100 block of Southwest Thistle Street around 7:30 a.m., police said.
The 12-year-old told investigators the teens demanded money and told him to empty his backpack, police said. After taking the younger boy’s cellphone, the robbers fled, police said.
The 12-year-old then ran to his school, Denny International School, and reported the crime to school authorities, police said.
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The boy described one of the teens as white, 5 feet 7, wearing tan cargo shorts, a green-hooded jacket and white shoes, investigators said. He described the other teen as Hispanic, 5 feet 5, wearing a black-hooded jacket and white shoes, police said.
Seattle police are working with school officials to investigate the incident and “ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from campuses in West Seattle,” a Seattle police press release says.