Prosecutor: Teen armed robbery suspects will be tried as adults

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Two out of three teenagers are expected to be tried as adults after they allegedly robbed a Yakima convenience store. 

The suspects ages 15, 16 and 17 are accused of robbing the Wiley City Market on 2929 S. Wiley Road at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. They entered the store with pistols and a sawed off shotgun.

Deputies arrested them about 45 minutes later when their vehicle broke down in the 9000 block of Meadowbrook Road. 

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the 16 and 17 year old will stand trial in Yakima County Superior Court. A 15-year-old suspect will stay in the juvenile court system, according to Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic. 

The two being charged in Yakima Superior Court will likely face charges of first-degree robbery. They will probably make a preliminary appearance in court next week, Brusic said.

All three suspects are being held at the Yakima County juvenile detention center.  


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