Five teens arrested for Halloween robberies in Tacoma

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:31 PM

TACOMA - Five teens earned a trip to Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center Halloween night following a robbery spree in Tacoma, police said.

The teens, between ages 13 to 17, wore blue bandanas over their faces and one was armed with a handgun as they committed six separate robberies between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, according to officers.

The group confronted several children and adults taking their backpacks, cell phones and other assorted items.

The last incident was reported in the area of South 15th Street and South Ridgewood Avenue. Police were already in the area responding to the previous robbery calls and acted quickly to search the surrounding area for the group.

Officers found the teens in a car at South Sprague Street and South 15th Street.

Officers recovered all the stolen items inside the car as well as the handgun used and bandanas worn during the robberies.

Editors note: KING5.com earlier reported that six teens were arrested. Pierce County authorities changed the number of teens arrested to five later Thursday.
 

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