The three young men accused of using an air pistol in a string of robberies including crimes near Cal Anderson Park pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday.
Najib Aden, 21, Hassan Abdirizak, 19, and Abdulkadir Ahmed, 22, are being charged with two counts of first degree robbery and a third count of attempted robbery. CHS detailed the information collected by detectives and prosecutors in the case last month including what police say was an admission by one of the trio that he used his aunt’s car to drive around the park to find hold-up victims. Family and supporters of the three said they don’t believe that the men confessed to the crimes, KIRO TV reported.
Prosecutors say police are investigating the group’s links to other robberies in the area and across Seattle. The three remain held in King County Jail on $250,000 bail.