Lakewood Police have arrested three teenagers suspected of being involved in a series of eight robberies and assaults in the Tacoma area this week.
A robbery suspect attacked eight people and stole vehicles and other property between Monday and Wednesday in reported incidents in Tacoma, Lakewood and University Place, according to Thursday’s news release from . Lakewood Police DepartmentPolice said the suspect was a teenager and the victims ranged in age from 23 to 78. Appeared.
Four of the robberies occurred at a Walmart located on the 7000 block of Bridgeport Way Southwest. According to police, several suspects returned there on Thursday night when officers conducting surveillance found two boys, aged 14 to 17, and one of her children. detained the girl.
Police are looking for other suspects and have warned people to be aware of their surroundings.Lakewood Police robbery shared video If you have additional information, please ask to contact the department at 253-830-5078.
The first incident occurred around 3:45 am on Monday at Block 7200 on South Tacoma Way. Police said the 48-year-old Lyft driver was assaulted and his car stolen.
Later that morning, police said the suspect went to Walmart in Lakewood twice and stole a wallet from a 66-year-old woman and a backpack from an 18-year-old man. The suspect, also called , also tried to steal the man’s car keys.
Police also suspect that two people involved in these robberies attacked a 78-year-old man in Kobayashi Park at University Place on Monday afternoon. The man’s car was stolen, but was later found abandoned in Tacoma.
The same two suspects are believed to have been involved in assaulting two rideshare drivers in Tacoma on Tuesday. According to the release, an Uber driver and a Lyft driver were attacked and their cars stolen. Firearms were on display in one incident, police said, and the suspect hit his Lyft driver with a car while on the run.
On Wednesday, police said a group of four assaulted a 23-year-old woman and stole her car. During the robbery, police said the victim jumped on the hood of her car in an attempt to stop the theft, but the robbers drove off and threw her onto the sidewalk, where she would be evaluated for injuries, police said. was taken to a local hospital.