South Seattle

Police: Teen robbers arrested in stolen car after attacking man

SEATTLE -- A pair of teen robbers was arrested driving a stolen car shortly after they attacked and robbed a pedestrian Tuesday night at the Mount Baker Transit Center, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the victim was waiting for a bus around 11 p.m. when he was punched and knocked to the ground. The 15 and 17-year-old suspects reportedly kicked and punched the victim while he was down and tried to take the wallet from his pocket.

When the victim called for help and a witness called 911, the suspects ran off in opposite directions with the victim's bag, according to police.

The victim was able to describe the suspects and the car one of them drove off in, and officers spotted a car matching the description a short time later.

According to police, officers stopped the car, which had been reported stolen, and the two suspects got out and ran off.

A police dog was able to track the suspects down, and they were arrested, identified by the victim and booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery and auto theft.