2 teens arrested in Battle Ground, WA car prowling, attempted carjacking case

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Battleground police say officers arrested two teens Wednesday night for allegedly attempting to break into multiple cars.

Officers say they are still looking for a third.

Around 10 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of SE Clark Ave/ E. Main Street after receiving a report of multiple masked people trying to break into vehicles. Officers say they were able to arrive at the scene and detain a pair of 17-year-old boys. After searching both suspects, police say they found a handgun magazine containing ammunition consistent with a spent cartridge.

Both boys were eventually charged with robbery and assault.

While searching for a third suspect, officers say they were contacted by an additional victim who said that he had been approached in his car by three people who told him to get out of the vehicle. He also said that one of the subjects was armed with a gun and that a single shot was fired as the victim fled the scene.

The third suspect is described as a 5-foot-7 male last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and white pants.

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