Two teenagers have been arrested in Renton after they allegedly attempted to hijack a pizza delivery driver’s car, hijack a second vehicle, break into an apartment with a weapon and lead police on a high-speed chase.
Renton police said at around 11:33 p.m. on August 10, they received reports of a pizza delivery driver being robbed at gunpoint by two minors who were also claiming his car. The two suspects didn’t know how to drive a manual transmission, so they instead stole another vehicle at gunpoint.
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At 11:51 p.m., police were investigating the carjacking when they received reports of a home invasion at a nearby apartment complex by two teenagers who matched the suspects’ description.
The suspects drove to the house, entered the apartment through an open window and stole several valuables while holding a child, who was a resident, at gunpoint, police said. They fled the scene in the car stolen earlier that night.
On Petrovitsky Road, police saw the stolen vehicle heading rapidly south. The vehicle was located shortly after, where it had crashed into a large storage barn on SE Carr Road. The structure had collapsed onto the suspected stolen vehicle, with the suspects barricading themselves inside the partially collapsed structure.
Officers eventually breached the building and detained the subjects inside, both of whom were positively identified by the victims of the carjacking and home invasion robbery.
The two juvenile suspects were incarcerated in King County Juvenile Corrections on two counts of first degree larceny, attempted auto theft and first degree burglary. Additional charges may follow.