South Sound News

Teen abducted at gunpoint by juveniles in Auburn

Auburn police responded to a call of an abduction of a 15-year-old boy by a group of juveniles, who later assaulted him, stripped him of his clothes and took his cellphone.

The abduction occurred in the 1200 block of Southeast 312th Street around 2 p.m. Monday.

The boy was able to escape and was chased for a short time before the juveniles returned to their car and left the scene.

“He was bleeding from his ear and his mouth,” says Amanda Smart who found the young boy wandering in her neighborhood.

“I just instantly opened my door and told him to get inside,” she says.

Smart says the boy told her the suspects drove around, eventually making their way to her neighborhood where he was able to break free. She says the boy told her, “As they were beating him he could hear one of them say move so I can shoot him.”

After officers found their car, the juveniles fled.

A K-9 unit began a track, locating and arresting two females.

Three suspects have not been located and investigators are working to confirm their identities.