Robbery suspects arrested in Ballard

On March 30th, 2010, a 15 year old male was walking in the 9000 Block of Mary Avenue NW with several friends when he was confronted by several males in a car.  The occupants of the car demanded that he give them his money. The victim believed he recognized one of the suspects.  The victim, not wanting a confrontation, gave them some loose change from his pocket.  The suspects then demanded that the he hand over his cell phone and cash or they would assault him.  The victim refused to cooperate.  One of the suspects pulled out a black handgun from his backpack and the victim immediately handed over his phone and some cash.  The suspects fled the area in their car.  The victim was later able to identify one of the suspects.

On April 6th, 2010, Robbery detectives arrested the 18 year old suspect in Ballard.  He was interviewed by detectives and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

On April 16th, the victim in this case was confronted by one of the suspects.  The suspect informed him that he was involved in the robbery, but that he wanted him to know that there was not a gun in the car that day.  The victim recognized the suspect as the person who was driving the car on the day of the robbery.  The victim felt threatened and contacted police with the information.  On April 21st Robbery detectives arrested the second suspect in Ballard.  That suspect, also an 18 year old male, was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and Tampering with a Witness. 

This is an on-going robbery investigation