Armed teens terrorizing middle school students in robberies



Seattle police are looking for two armed teenagers who are terrorizing children at a West Seattle park.


Police think the same two teenagers have targeted a few groups of middle school-aged children this week.


Police said the first robbery happened Sunday when two teens pulled a shotgun on a group of four children near 27th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Cambridge Street in Roxhill Park. The robbers told the victims to hand over their wallets and cellphones.


According to police, one of the robbers hit two of the teens in the head with the butt of the gun. The teens suffered cuts and bruises.


The robbers then ran through the park.


On Tuesday, five middle school students were in Roxhill Park around 3 p.m. when two teenagers wearing red bandannas over their faces walked up to the group.


Police said the teens pulled out handguns and ordered the group to the ground. They fled the scene after stealing cellphones and wallets from the victims.


The victims ran to Westwood Village to call 911.


Police and neighbors are especially concerned about the robberies because there are five schools within less than a mile from the park where the crimes are taking place.


School officials are sending warnings out to students and families to stay alert, report anything suspicious and walk in groups.


The students described the two robbers as black boys between 16 and 17 years old.


Police are continuing to investigate.