Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Rain 54° Rain
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Trio of teen girls arrested after crime spree that started in Spokane, ended in Bellevue

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

The car three teenagers stole from Spokane before driving across the state committing various crimes in January 2020. (Bellevue Police Department)
The car three teenagers stole from Spokane before driving across the state committing various crimes in January 2020. (Bellevue Police Department)

Three teenage girls are under arrest in Bellevue after a crime spree that began last week in Spokane.

The spree began Jan. 24, when the trio carjacked a maroon sedan in Spokane before driving across the state, according to the Bellevue Police Department.

The girls, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, arrived the next day in Seattle, where they are accused of theft, robbery, assault and a hit-and-run, Bellevue police said.

On Sunday morning, the suspects eluded police in a high-speed chase across Interstate 90.

At about 11:30 a.m., police say the girls robbed a woman for gas in a parking lot on the 300 block of 120th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue.

Police said the girls knocked the woman down and ran over her arm. Then the girls bought gas and got their nails done at a nearby salon, all using the victim’s credit card. Police were able to track the teenagers down and arrest them, before the girls could finish getting manicures.

“This is an example of outstanding police work. These criminals ran rampant across the state until arriving in Bellevue, where they were greeted by our officers and taken into custody,” Bellevue police Chief Steve Mylett said in a statement.

The teens were arrested and charged with robbery, vehicular assault and fraud. Police say the girls could face additional charges in other jurisdictions.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.