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17-year-old, 20-year-old arrested after string of crimes in Seattle's University District

The incidents include at least two assaults and a carjacking between Monday and Tuesday.

SEATTLE — Two people were arrested Wednesday night in connection to a carjacking earlier this week and are being investigated for other crimes in Seattle's University District, Seattle police said Thursday.

The incidents include at least two assaults and a carjacking between Monday and Tuesday.

On Tuesday, a carjacking was reported around 5:45 p.m. A food delivery driver reported two men pulled him out of his vehicle in the 4700 block of University Way NE. One suspect used a stun gun on the victim. The other brandished a knife.

One suspect stole the victim's Toyota Corolla. The other left on foot.

On Wednesday, officers near 42nd Avenue and University Way were flagged down and received a report of a group of people drinking and threatening pedestrians in an alley.

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Police said the officers found four people in the alley passing around keys to a Toyota. After talking with the four people, officers learned two of them were involved in the recent carjacking, a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old girl, who is reported missing out of Bellingham. The 17-year-old surrendered a taser, like the one used in recent incidents, to officers, police said.

The 17-year-old was booked into the King County Youth Service Center, and the 20-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail. The two other men found in the alley are being investigated, police said.

The first incident happened on Monday shortly after 5 p.m. when four men reportedly assaulted a 23-year-old in the 4500 block of 15th Avenue Northeast. The suspects left the victim unconscious. 

About 45 minutes later, two women were walking in the same area when three men and a woman in a Mercedes sedan pulled up near them in an alley. The female suspect grabbed one of the women and punched her in the face. One of the men used a stun gun on the victim.

The suspects fled when an uninvolved group approached the alley and surprised the suspects.

Around 8:15 p.m., police received reports of two unsuccessful carjackings in the area. 

Around 11:45 p.m., two men pulled guns on employees during a robbery at a restaurant in the 4200 block of University Way Northwest. The suspects robbed the employees in a back room and fled with their phones and wallets.