2 teens identified as Port Townsend grocery store robbers


PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. - Port Townsend police have identified two teen boys who they said robbed a grocery store last week.

The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Safeway at 442 West Sims Way.

Police said two men dressed in all black clothing and masks entered the store. One of the men caused a commotion in the produce section and the other man grabbed bottles of alcohol.

According to police, the store’s manager blocked the exits with shopping carts, but one of the men pulled out a knife and the manager backed away.

The two robbers fled the scene before officers arrived.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

After a search of the area, police did not locate the two men.

Late Saturday evening Port Townsend police identified the suspects in the armed robbery as a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy. Police said the person who pulled out the knife was the 14-year-old boy and he was taken into custody. The 15-year-old boy was released to his parents.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact detective Devin McBride at 360-390-4047 or the Port Townsend Police Department.