Officers Arrest Teen After Man Robbed of Keys and Phone

South Precinct officers arrested a teenager and are searching for at least two additional teens after they beat and robbed a man in the Dunlap neighborhood Saturday night.

A 21-year-old man called 911 at 11:30 p.m. Saturday to report he had been robbed of his phone and car keys by a group of teenagers in the 8800 block of Renton Avenue South. Officers arrived and spotted the group of teens running  through a nearby alley. One of the suspects threw the victim’s keys on top of a roof just before he was taken into custody by police.

Officers spoke to the victim who said the suspects punched and kicked him before taking his keys and phone. The victim told police the teens returned minutes later and had pressed the button on the key fob to sound the victim’s car alarm just before police arrived.

Officers booked the 15-year-old suspect into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery after climbing onto the roof and recovering the car keys.

Police continue to search for two additional teens they belive participated in the robbery. If you have any information please call the 206-625-5011 and ask to speak with an officer.