Update: Two In Custody After Student Robbed On Way to School

Update:

Officers arrested two teens after they robbed one teen and attempted to rob a second teen Tuesday afternoon.

Officers received a call from a second victim at 3:30 PM who said he was walking home from high school when he was approached by two teens who matched the description of the suspects from Tuesday morning’s robbery.  The suspects pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s property.  The victim refused, leaving the suspects to run away empty handed.

Officers arrived quickly and spotted the suspects in the 8600 block of 16 Ave SW.  Officers searched the suspects and found the cell phone that was taken during the earlier robbery in the pocket of the 15-year-old suspect, as well as the knife used in both robberies.  Officers determined the second suspect, a 14-year-old, acted as a lookout during the robberies.

Officers booked the two teens into the King County Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.

Southwest precinct detectives will continue to investigate this case.

 

Original:

Seattle police are working with school officials and seeking a pair of young robbers suspected of holding up a middle-school student Tuesday morning at knifepoint.

The student was reportedly walking in the 2100 block of SW Thistle St around 7:30 AM when two teenage boys approached him. One suspect brandished a knife, demanded money from the victim, and forced him to empty out his backpack. Both suspects then fled with the student’s cell phone.

The student ran to school and contacted staff, who called 911.

Officers searched for the suspects but were unable to find them. The victim described the suspects as a white male, 15 years old, 5’7, wearing tan cargo shorts, a green hooded jacket and white shoes and a Hispanic male, also 15, 5’5, wearing a black hooded jacket and white shoes.

SPD’s Southwest Precinct is working with school officials to ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from campuses in West Seattle.