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August 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

3 teens arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Roosevelt area

Seattle police arrested three juveniles this morning after they allegedly stole a car at gunpoint.

Police said a man was parking his car in the Roosevelt area around 11 p.m. Tuesday when one of the three teenage boys pointed a gun at the man and demanded his car keys and  cellphone. They then drove off in the car.

Police saw  the stolen car around 1:30 this morning near 23rd Avenue and East Fir Street.

The juveniles tried to flee but crashed the car at 31st Avenue South and South Judkins Street, police said. Officers arrested one of them, but two others ran off.

After a brief search, officers found and arrested the two remaining suspects.

Police said officers found a handgun on the center console of the stolen car.

Robbery detectives interviewed the three juveniles, ages 13, 14 and 15,  then booked them into King County Youth Service Center for investigation of robbery.

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