Court docs: 13-year-old robbed Selah teen by forcing him to strip down at gunpoint
SELAH, Wash. – Selah police arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly robbed a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim said he met three other boys at his home on the 100 block of Maru Avenue. At least one of the boys punched him in the face and told him to hand over the clothes he was wearing, according to a probable cause affidavit.
When the victim refused, the 13-year-old suspect pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it in the victim’s face, the affidavit says. The victim said he could see a bullet in the chamber.
He stripped down and handed over his sweatshirt, pants, Louis Vuitton belt and red Vans. He had about $5 in his pants pocket.
The three boys left in a white Jeep Cherokee, which Yakima police officers spotted at the 13-year-old suspect’s home. A sweatshirt that matched the one described by the victim was spotted in the backseat.
The Jeep was impounded at the Selah Police Station.
The suspect admitted that he was the one who pointed the gun and took the victim’s clothes. He refused to give information about the other two boys who were with him, the affidavit says.
Selah police took the suspect to the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center. He’s facing a first-degree robbery charge.
The names of those involved are not being released because they are juveniles.