January 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM
West Seattle middle-schoolers robbed by gunmen in Roxhill Park
A pair of robbers used a shotgun and handguns to take cash and cellphones from two groups of West Seattle middle-schoolers this week, according to the Seattle Police Department’s online blotter.
The first robbery happened around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 near 27th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Cambridge Street near Roxhill Park, according to police. After approaching the four children, the man carrying the shotgun struck two victims in the head, leaving them with cuts and bruises.
On Tuesday, wearing red bandannas over their faces, the men approached five children hanging out in Roxhill Park around 3 p.m. This time, both men pulled out handguns and told the group to get on the ground. After gathering the victims’ cellphones and cash, they fled.
In both cases, the victims provided only vague descriptions of robbers saying they looked to be about 16 or 17 years old.
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