Officers seized a pistol and arrested five young teens after they robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint early Wednesday in a Capitol Hill park.
Several witnesses called 911 around 12:30 AM when they saw a group of teens assaulting a man and woman in Cal Anderson Park. One witness told police an armed teen had a gun pointed at him when approached the melee. The group of juveniles then fled the park before police and medics arrived.
The victims told officers they had been sitting in the park when the group of suspects approached them and offered to sell them drugs. When the victims rebuffed their offer, the juveniles punched and kicked them and pointed a gun at the victims before fleeing with the man’s cell phone.
Officers found the suspects near Pike St and Harvard Ave and took them into custody. Officers found a handgun on one teen, a BB gun on another and the victim’s stolen cell-phone on a third suspect. Two of the suspects are 13-years-old, the others are 14, 16, and 17.
Police booked all five teens into King County’s Youth Services Center on investigation of robbery, and also booked one of the 13-year-olds for unlawful possession of a firearm. Medics treated the victims for their injuries at the scene.