A police car and suspect vehicle crashed separately after an armed robbery in Federal Way Saturday morning, police said.
A 16-year-old boy approached a man on foot about 11 a.m. near 3001 South 288th Street, hit him in the head, and showed a handgun, Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.
The boy fled with the victim’s wallet and backpack in a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old man, Schrock said.
The suspect vehicle was found parked nearby, and it rammed into a police vehicle while trying to flee, Schrock said.
The suspect car crashed near South 277th Street and state Route 167, she said.
The officer lost control of the patrol car while investigating, and ended up in a ditch nearby, Schrock said.
The two suspects were taken into custody, and the officer was taken to St. Francis Hospital for observation, Schrock said.
The suspects in custody may be connected to other armed robberies in the area, Schrock said. Detectives are investigating.