Teens in Burien arrested after armed robberies and carjacking
Bellevue police arrested two 16-year-olds after a crime spree they say started with a carjacking in Burien. They are looking for a third teen.
Investigators say the trio carjacked a Burien father as he waited in his driveway for his family to come outside Sunday evening. The incident was caught on the victim’s surveillance camera.
The suspects put a gun in his face and demanded the keys to his Toyota RAV4. He retreated and pulled out his own gun and fired at the suspects. The suspects shot back as he hid behind another car in his driveway.
Investigators say no one was hit by gunfire.
According to detectives the teens were driving the stolen RAV4 when they robbed a 76 gas station in Bellevue’s Overlake area around 8 p.m. Sunday. An employee told KIRO 7 the suspects wore masks and put a gun to the clerk’s head and demanded his car keys.
Minutes later, they robbed a Shell station along 148th Avenue Northeast in the Kelsey Creek neighborhood.
Another employee called 911 and police arrived while the suspects were still inside. Officers caught one teen right away.
A dog was brought in to locate the second suspect who was found hiding in a swampy area, according to police. They are still working to identify and locate a third suspect.
Bellevue police are investigating if the suspects are connected to two robberies of convenience stores early Saturday morning in Renton and near Auburn.
Written by Alison Grande