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Boy kidnapped and beaten at gunpoint

Auburn police arrested two juvenile females suspected of committing the crime.

Around 2 p.m. Oct. 25, a 15-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint on the 1200 block of Southeast 312th Street, according to the Auburn Police Department.

The group of attackers, who are themselves juveniles, drove the victim to a known location where they beat the boy and, stripped him of his clothes and stole his cellphone, according to the Auburn Police Department.

The boy was able to escape. The group of abductors chased him for a short time before giving up and returning to their car, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Auburn police responded to the scene and when they located the suspect vehicle, the occupants fled, according to the department.

The officers gathered probable cause to pursue the suspects shortly after they fled and used their K-9 unit to track the suspects, according to the department. At around 2:50 p.m., the officers located and arrested two of the female suspects, according to the department.

Police are still searching for three additional people suspected of committing the crime and are working to determine their identities, according to the department.

Police initially thought this was an abduction, but upon further investigation, they determined it was an orchestrated robbery, according to the department. The two female suspects lured the boy into the car and drove him to the location where three males attacked him, according to the Auburn Police Department.




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