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Carjackings in South Seattle

On Friday, January 8th at 10:43 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a carjacking at MLK Jr. Way South and South Graham Street.  They located a victim who told officers that two male suspects stole his white Ford Mustang convertible after holding guns to his head.  The suspects fled northbound on MLK Jr. Way South along with a silver Mercedes 500 occupied by at least one male suspect.

At 11:46 p.m. a victim called 911 to report his car being stolen at gun point by male suspects near Renton Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street.  His car was a silver Mercedes 500.

While officers were searching the area Gang Unit detectives who were on patrol noticed the silver Mercedes traveling north on Rainier Avenue South.  A passenger was released from the Mercedes at Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street.  The vehicle then continued northbound and officers lost sight of the vehicle.

Guardian 1 was dispatched to assist in the search for the suspects, but had to return to base due to inclement weather.  Officers later located the silver Mercedes at 20th Avenue and Cherry Street, unoccupied.  Officers recovered a firearm from the vehicle.

The K-9 Unit responded to both locations to conduct a track, however no suspects were located.  The K-9 did locate a duffel bag that had been thrown over a fence near where the car had let the passenger out.  The bag contained three firearms.  The Mercedes was impounded and taken to the processing room and all evidence recovered was submitted for testing.

The suspects remain at large.  Gang Unit detectives are leading this active and on-going investigation.