Suspects in Renton armed carjacking arrested in Snohomish County

The suspects reportedly almost stole the car while a young child was in the backseat.

Two suspects believed to be involved in an armed carjacking in Renton were apprehended in Snohomish County a day after they allegedly tried to steal a car with a young child inside. 

Renton Police were dispatched to reports of a carjacking at a business parking lot in the 400 Block of Renton Center Way SW around 9 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Upon arrival, officers were advised that while a person was placing a child in the backseat of their vehicle, two female suspects approached the person and demanded they get out of the car. Police say the suspects threatened that they had a gun.

According to police reports, while the person was trying to get the child out of the car, the suspects began to drive off in the car, dragging a second person a short distance. The second person sustained minor injuries. Police said the child was safely removed from the vehicle before the suspects fled.

The stolen vehicle was last seen heading South towards the freeway.

After reviewing video evidence from a nearby business, the two suspects involved in the carjacking, kidnapping and attempted assault were identified. Renton police shared the crime details and suspects’ information with regional law enforcement partners.

On the morning of Jan. 24, an Everett apartment manager called 911 to report three suspicious subjects and an associated vehicle. The license plate of the vehicle returned as stolen.

The subjects reportedly left the apartment complex prior to the arrival of Everett Police. The vehicle was then spotted turning into a McDonald’s by a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy. Deputies and assisting area officers were able to stop the vehicle and arrest the three occupants inside.

According to police, the two female suspects from the previous carjacking were inside the stolen vehicle. Deputies also located a stolen handgun inside the car.

This case involved police agencies from Renton, Everett, and Mukilteo Police Departments and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.