The suspects in last Thursday’s early-morning carjacking on the backside of Pike/Pine near 10th and Seneca apparently had a long drive ahead of them. Los Angeles police have made arrests in connection with the armed robbery, CHS has learned.
According to Seattle Police, a group was apprehended and guns were found in a search of the stolen vehicle stopped by police in Los Angeles within the past 24 hours.
SPD says it is investigating whether the three teens arrested are connected to more robberies in the Capitol Hill area.
SPD Robbery detectives are working to connect three teens to a Capitol Hill carjacking after Los Angeles traffic cops caught the group driving the stolen Ford Fusion in southeast LA last night. LAPD contacted SPD’s robbery unit this morning to advise SPD they had taken the three teens in custody, and detectives are now working to tie the teens to the September 25th carjacking and extradite them back to Washington. In that incident, a group of teens pistol-whipped a man at 10th Avenue and Seneca Street before fleeing in the man’s car. Detectives are also investigating whether the group of teens have any connection to other recent robberies in the Capitol Hill area.
Last week, CHS reported on the 12:30 AM gunpoint carjacking involving suspects described as two teens, both black males with light complexions, one with a “5-inch” afro, the other packing the handgun used in the carjacking. Police say the victim was pistol-whipped and also had his wallet taken during the robbery.
The carjacking added to recent reports of street crime in the area despite an increase of SPD patrols and presence in Pike/Pine. SPD officials have pledged they are working “with federal and county law enforcement partners” to combat rising crime in Seattle.