Two teens arrested after stealing handguns from Lynnwood Gun
Last updated 1/7/2019 at Noon
Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Sunday, Jan. 6, after allegedly stealing guns from Lynnwood Gun, which is just outside Edmonds city limits in the 20800 block of Highway 99.
Edmonds police officers were among those responding at about 3:30 p.m.
According to Lynnwood Police Cmdr. Sean Doty, while store employees assisted other customers, both suspects reached behind a display counter and grabbed several handguns and fled on foot. A store employee gave chase, also on foot.
The store employee eventually located the two suspects and confronted them. The suspects dropped three stolen handguns, then ran off.
An Everett Police K-9 was summoned to the scene to help search for the two suspects. A passerby in the area notified police of two suspicious subjects hiding near a dumpster at a nearby business.
Officers located both suspects hiding by the dumpster, trying to change their clothing.
Both were taken into custody without further incident; both were positively identified by witnesses as the suspects who stole the handguns from the store.
All three firearms were recovered.
Both juveniles were arrested on multiple firearm-related crimes, including theft, possession and unlawful possession of a stolen firearm.
They both had extensive criminal history, Doty said, including second-degree assault, robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Two other subjects associated with the two theft suspects were detained near the scene, but were released pending further investigation.