A 16-year-old boy accused of robbing an Everett sandwich shop at gunpoint in August will be tried as a juvenile, Snohomish County prosecutors said today.
Senior Deputy Prosecutor Connie Crawley said the case didn’t meet the criteria to move prosecution of the Arlington teen from juvenile court to adult court. If convicted of robbery, the teen faces 103 to 129 weeks in juvenile detention, she said.
The boy is being held at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett. He pleaded not guilty today and faces trial next month, Crawley said.
The Seattle Times is not naming the boy because he is charged as a juvenile.
According to prosecutors, the teen and an unidentified accomplice robbed the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop at 909 Sievers Duecy Road in Everett on July 23. Prosecutors said the two wore surgical masks and displayed a handgun as they ordered employees to open the register. Both stuffed money in their pockets before fleeing, police said.
A 12-year-old boy facing prosecution as a juvenile for two other armed robberies claims he borrowed a handgun from the 16-year-old boy.