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January 8, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Teens arrested last night in Mount Baker attack, robbery

Two teenagers were arrested last night after they attacked and robbed a man before fleeing in a stolen car,  Seattle police said.

The victim was waiting for a bus at the Mount Baker Transit Center just before 11 p.m. when he was “sucker-punched” by someone and knocked to the ground, according to police. The victim was then attacked by two people, who punched and kicked him while he was on the ground, police said.

The victim said the attackers tried to remove his wallet from his pants pocket, but were unsuccessful, police said. The victim called for help, and a witness called 911.

The  attackers grabbed the victim’s bag and ran off in opposite directions.  The witness gave police a description of the pair and told officers that one had fled in a light-colored older model Acura or Toyota.

A short time later, two officers saw the car and ran a check on the license plate. The check showed the car had been stolen, according to police.

The officers stopped the car, but the two occupants ran. They were arrested a short time later after they were located by a police K-9.

Police found the victim’s bag inside the stolen car.  The two suspects, ages 15 and 17, were booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery and auto theft, police said.

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