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Police arrest six teens after Tacoma trick-or-treaters are robbed

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Nov. 1, 2012 at 5:57 am |
November 1, 2012 9:33 am

Six teenagers, one of whom was armed with a handgun, were arrested Halloween night for allegedly robbing six different groups of children and adults as they trick-or-treated in Tacoma, police said.

Police said the group confronted various groups of victims, pulled out the gun and demanded candy, cell phones, wallets, backpacks and other personal items. No one was injured.

The robberies took place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The last incident was reported at South 15th Street and South Ridgewood Avenue.

A police dog tracked the teenagers, who wore blue bandanas during the robberies and range in age from 13 to 17. They were found inside a car at South 15th Street and Sprague Avenue, arrested and booked into Remann Hall, the juvenile detention center for Pierce County.

Officers recovered the stolen property, .22 caliber handgun and bandanas inside the car.

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