3 teens suspected in array of Washington, Oregon robberies arrested; gun seized

SEATTLE — Three teens suspected in an array of robberies in Washington and Oregon were arrested and a handgun was seized after police found them passed out in a car on Thursday morning near Northgate, Seattle police said.

At about 7:30 a.m., a person called 911 to report three people were passed out in a running Mercedes parked in a lot in the 1100 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast, officials said.

When officers arrived, they found three teens sleeping in the car, which had damage to the front end, a flat tire and no license plates.

When they were awoken, the person in the front passenger seat told officers he was sitting on a handgun, authorities said. The gun was recovered.

The three teens were detained, and officers learned the teens were believed to be connected in a run of robberies in Washington and Oregon.

The teen who was sitting on the gun was booked into the King County Youth Service Center, and the others were later released. Detectives from other law enforcement agencies are also investigating.

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