Seattle police arrested five juveniles, including two 13-year-olds, after they robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint at Cal Anderson Park.
Seattle police arrested five teens and seized a pistol after they robbed a man and a woman early Wednesday in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park.
Police responded to the park after several witnesses called 911 around 12:30 a.m. when they saw the teens attacking a man and woman, police said. One witness told police one teen had pointed a handgun at him when approached the attack.
The attackers fled the Capitol Hill park before police arrived.
Officers found the suspects near Pike Street and Harvard Avenue and took them into custody. Officers found a handgun on one teen, a BB gun on another and one victim’s cellphone on a third suspect, police said.
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Two of the suspects are 13 and the others are 14, 16 and 17.
Police booked all five teens into King County’s Youth Services Center on investigation of robbery. One of the 13-year-olds was also booked for investigation of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The victims said they had been sitting in the park when the teens walked up and offered to sell them drugs, according to police. When the victims declined, the teens punched and kicked them and pointed a gun at them before taking the man’s cellphone, police said.
Medics treated the victims for their injuries at the scene, police said.