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Teenage Bonnie and Clyde arrested
By MIKE HALLIDAY
A 17-year-boy and a 16-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday by Federal Way Police for trying to rob an ATM machine at a bank and attempting to rob a man in his car.
The incidents occurred at almost opposites ends of the day.
At about 4 a.m., a witness called police and reported two people had broken into a US Bank drive-through cash machine.
When police arrived, the suspects were gone. Investigators realized the duo had used an explosive device to get into the machine but didnt succeed in stealing any money. The machine was damaged, however.
Then at about 11 p.m. that night, a man called police to say that while he was talking to a girl in the 29700 block of Pacific Highway South, he noticed a boy sneaking along the passenger side of his car with a rope twisted around his hands. The man fled drove away, believing he was going to be attacked, authorities said.
Officers located the two suspects, who told police they were planning to rob the man.
The female was posing as a prostitute to lure the man into being robbed, according to police commander Stephan Neal. He added authorities dont plan to bring charges against the man for soliciting a prostitute.
The officers noticed the suspects matched the descriptions of the two thieves from the early-morning incident at the bank. One of the suspects police didnt say