Seattle Police say several car-jacking suspects stole a car in the Sunset Hill area of Ballard late Saturday night, and later crashed into a tree in Greenwood.
From the SPD Blotter:
On October 1st at approximately 11:50 p.m. officers responded to a report of a carjacking (Strong Arm Robbery of a vehicle) in the 7700 block of 34th Avenue NW. A man and his girlfriend were assaulted by eight to nine male suspects and the victim’s 1996 Acura Integra was taken. A few minutes later the suspect(s) were seen racing the stolen vehicle on NW 80th Street.
At approximately 12:05 a.m. the suspect(s) collided into a tree at 1st Avenue NW and NW 82nd Street. A witness saw a male suspect run from the crash scene and get into a white Lincoln 4-door sedan. The Lincoln drove away and both the suspect vehicle (Lincoln) and the suspect(s) remain at large.
The stolen Acura Integra was recovered and taken to the evidence garage for processing and fingerprinting.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Update Tuesday: One of the victims of the assault and carjacking sent us a picture of the tree where the suspects crashed his car. You can see the deep muddy tire tracks on the left.