By KOMO Staff
(Beacon Hill Blog news partners)
Three people have been arrested for allegedly macing, then robbing a 12-year-old girl in Beacon Hill Monday.
The girl was walking near 25th Avenue South and South Dawson Street around 2:45 p.m. when a group of three people in a car drove past her and pulled up on the street, Seattle police said.
As the girl walked toward the car, a man and woman got out, asking for directions to nearby South Brandon Street.
The girl complied, but as she started to walk off, one of the suspects sprayed the girl in the back of the head with mace. Then they grabbed the girl’s backpack, knocked her to the ground, and demanded she give over her cell phone.
The attackers then jumped back into the car and sped away. The victim wasn’t seriously hurt.
However, several witnesses called 911 and officers found the car near 46th Avenue South and South Othello and arrested the three people inside.
Taken into custody were a 20- and 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman. All three were booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.
Once at the jail, the woman set off a metal detector, and officers found she had hidden a can of mace inside her bra, police said.