Two teenagers with shaky stories are being investigated for robbery after being pulled over in a stolen SUV early Tuesday morning by some alert East Precinct officers.
According to the SPD brief on the incident, below, officers spotted the vehicle traveling Broadway without its headlights on around 2 AM. After being stopped, police say one of the two 15-year-olds offered an unlikely alias but couldn’t produce a driver’s license and couldn’t recall his birthdate or middle name. The officers also spotted an airgun and a pistol on the floor of the vehicle.
Police took the driver into custody and he was booked into the Youth Service Center for auto theft and unlawful possession of a firearm. The passenger was released to family.
The full brief from SPD is below.
Two teens caught with a gun in a stolen SUV are now under investigation for robbery after police spotted them driving through Capitol Hill early this morning without any headlights.
Officers Matt Blackburn and Dan Auderer were on patrol on Broadway around 2 AM when they spotted a Toyota 4Runner driving down the street with their headlights off. When officers pulled the car over at 11th Avenue and Thomas Street, they found two 15-year-old teens inside.
The driver told officers he didn’t have his license with him, but, summoning his inner Minaj, informed police his name was “XXX XXXX” However, he couldn’t recall his birthday, or whether he had a middle name. Officers soon discovered the teen’s real name.
While speaking with the two teens in the SUV, officers spotted a pair of guns on the floor of the car. One handgun had its serial number scratched off. The other firearm turned out to be a BB gun. Police also discovered the car the two suspects had been driving was stolen.
Officers Blackburn and Auderer arrested the teens, and booked the driver into the Youth Service Center for auto theft and unlawful possession of a firearm. They released the passenger to a family member.
Police are also investigating whether the two suspects may have robbed a man for his cash and cellphone an hour earlier, around 1 AM, near 17th Avenue and S. Atlantic Street on Beacon Hill.