EVERETT — Multiple police agencies used GPS to track a vehicle stolen in a carjacking Wednesday night from Everett to Renton, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
On Wednesday, a King County resident reported two people had stolen their Mercedes at gunpoint. The car happened to have a GPS tracker in it. Around 4 p.m., the tracker pinged in south Snohomish County, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies and Everett officers began tracking it as it arrived in north Everett, then doubled back south toward I-405.
Authorities followed the car to a parking lot in Renton and cornered the Mercedes. The suspects tried to “force its way out” and caused minor damage to a patrol car, the sheriff’s office reported.
The suspects, a 16-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man, fled from the vehicle, tossing a handgun away as they ran.
After a short pursuit, deputies arrested the pair, then handed the investigation over to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Police also recovered two guns at the arrest scene, according to the sheriff’s office.