Teenagers report armed robbery at Apollo Elementary
August 11, 2010
By Tim Pfarr
NEW — 4:45 p.m. Aug. 11, 2010
Police said masked men robbed two teenagers at gunpoint at Apollo Elementary School early Monday morning.
King County Sheriff’s Office detectives said an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man were robbed at gunpoint at the school, 15025 S.E. 117th St., just after 1 a.m. Monday.
Investigators said the teenagers received a call from their 16-year-old friend late Sunday night. The friend told them he was in trouble and needed $90. He told them he was at a mutual friend’s house and that he could meet them at the school.
The teenagers picked up the 16-year-old at Apollo. They described the younger teenager as acting nervous and shaking. Immediately after the 16-year-old got in their car, two masked men smashed the front side windows.
The teenagers said a white man wearing a bandana over his face smashed the passenger side window; a black or Hispanic man with a small gun and ski mask smashed the driver’s side window.
The robbers took the $90, the teenagers’ mobile phones and car keys. The masked men threw the keys into some bushes. They did not take anything from the 16-year-old boy, who ran from the scene after the robbers fled.
The teenagers said they heard three gunshots in the distance as they searched for their car keys.
Police went to the mutual friend’s house in search of the 16-year-old. The mutual friend, a 17-year-old Liberty High School student, said he had not seen the boy in several days.