Officers Arrest Robbers Who Maced 12-Year-Old Girl

Seattle Police arrested a group of robbers Monday after they attacked and robbed a 12-year-old girl in South Seattle.

On June 4th at approximately 2:47 p.m. the girl was walking near 25th Avenue S. and S. Dawson Street when the suspects drove past her in a blue Honda and pulled up on the street.

As the girl walked toward the suspects’ car,  a man and a woman got out and asked her for directions to nearby S. Brandon Street.
 
The girl gave the suspects directions and, as she started to walk off, one of the suspects sprayed her in the back of the head and face with mace.

One suspect then grabbed the girl’s backpack, flung her to the ground, and told the girl to hand over her cellphone.

The suspects then jumped back in their car and sped away.

The 12-year-old victim was not seriously injured in the incident.

Several witnesses called 911, and patrol officers pulled the suspects over at 46th Avenue S. and S. Othello and arrested them.

Officers then booked the suspects—a 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman—into jail for robbery. At the King County Jail, the 19-year-old woman set off a metal detector, and female officers found she had hidden a can of mace inside her bra.

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