Police Arrest Teen After Armed Carjacking In Rainier View

Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teens and tracked down a stolen car Monday night after an armed carjacking in a Rainier View park.

The car’s owner told police he stopped to use a restroom at Lakeridge Park in the 10100 block of Cornell Ave South shortly after 10:30 PM and left his passenger waiting in the car. When the car’s owner returned, he found  his passenger standing next to an empty parking space.

The passenger recounted that a teenage male had approached him as he sat in the car, pulled out a gun, and ordered him out of the vehicle. The suspect then hopped in the driver’s seat and sped away. The victims called 911 and officers searched the neighborhood, but they were unable to locate the car.

Hours after the robbery, a King County Sheriff’s deputy spotted stolen car driving in the 7600 block of South Mission Drive, just south of Seattle. Deputies stopped, detained the 16-year-old female driver and a 16-year-old male passenger.

Police weren’t immediately able to confirm whether either teen was involved in the carjacking, but officers booked the 16-year-old girl into the Youth Service Center for possession of a stolen vehicle, and released the 16-year-old boy to his family at the South Precinct.

Detectives will now work to identify and arrest the robbery suspect.