Women robbed at knifepoint in Mukilteo
Last updated 6/26/2019 at Noon
A Mukilteo woman was robbed at knifepoint Monday, June 17, by a group of juveniles who were eventually arrested as part of a spree of crimes in south Snohomish County.
The robbery took place in the early morning, and per a Mukilteo Police Department news release, officers arrived in the 1500 block of Mukilteo Speedway at 6:52 a.m. to speak with the woman who had been robbed.
According to the news release, the woman told officers she was walking at that same block when two males approached her. The woman said one of the males demanded she hand over her bag, and flashed a knife at her before she handed it to them.
The two suspects then got into an awaiting vehicle and left the area, heading southbound on Mukilteo Speedway.
Mukilteo PD said it shared the suspect and vehicle description with neighboring law enforcement agencies.
While officers investigated the robbery, they were informed that two other robberies were committed in Everett, and the vehicle description matched the one used in the Mukilteo robbery.
The vehicle was located by Snohomish County Sheriff's Office officers, and after a short pursuit, four juvenile subjects (three males and one female) were arrested and booked into Denny Juvenile Justice Center. It was soon revealed the vehicle was stolen.
According to multiple reports, the vehicle was seen driving erratically around 7:45 a.m. near on Bothell-Everett Highway, and officers located the vehicle as it was approaching 132nd Street Southeast in Everett.
Officers reportedly attempted a traffic stop, which was unsuccessful, and chased the car, which eventually lost control, crashed and caught fire. The four suspects fled on foot, but were soon detained.
“I appreciate the relationship we have with our law enforcement partners,” Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang said. “This incident is indicative of how important these working relationships are when investigating crimes.”
The investigation is ongoing, and the Mukilteo Police Department said there are no safety concerns to the community related to the incident.