Edmonds police investigating armed robbery of EWHS students earlier this month

Edmonds-Woodway High School

Edmonds police confirmed Wednesday that detectives are investigating the armed robbery of two Edmonds-Woodway High School students in the high school parking lot Jan. 2.

According to Edmonds police spokesperson Cmdr. Josh McClure, the two male students — ages 14 and 15 — had arranged online to sell shoes and a hoodie and agreed to meet the buyers in the school’s south parking lot.

The victims met the two male suspects around 5:15 p.m. Jan. 2. When the students asked for payment via a phone app, one of the suspects pulled a gun from his waistband and began yelling profanities, McClure said. The suspects took the items and entered a silver vehicle, departing southbound through the parking lot. The suspects were described as Hispanic males in their late teens to early 20s — one wearing a hoodie, a beanie and jeans and the other a brown sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

According to McClure, the victims waited nearly three hours to report the incident, telling a high school official in the EWHS gym during a basketball game later that same evening.

McClure advised teens who want to sell items that “it’s not a great idea to meet in a parking lot,” unless it’s the police station parking lot. In any case, “let your mom and dad know,” he advised.

— By Teresa Wippel

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