Craigslist purchase turns into carjacking, kidnapping in Federal Way

Two suspects have been booked into King County Jail for multiple felony crimes, police say.

Photo courtesy of South Sound Media

Photo courtesy of South Sound Media

Two suspects are in jail after a Craigslist car purchase turned into a carjacking and kidnapping situation earlier this afternoon in Federal Way.

Just before 3:30 p.m., Federal Way officers responded at a carjacking/kidnapping incident in the 1900 block of S. 320th Street, according to FWPD Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.

A male victim and his girlfriend had arranged to meet a prospective purchaser for a vehicle he had listed for sale on Craigslist.

When the victim arrived, two suspects — one male and one female both in their 30s — approached the victims, and implied they were armed with a weapon. The suspects then proceeded to steal the victim’s vehicle with the victim’s girlfriend still inside, Schwan said.

After fleeing the area, the female victim was released near Pacific Highway South and S. 330th Street. She was unharmed.

Officers located the stolen vehicle westbound on S. 356th Street from 1st Ave S., and a pursuit was initated when the vehicle attempted to elude the officers.

The fleeing vehicle collided with another vehicle near the intersection of 21st Ave S. and SW Campus Drive. The female suspect was immediately taken into custody and the male suspect, who had fled on foot from the accident scene, was quickly apprehended by officers.

The collision resulted in minor injuries. The suspects and a citizen were taken to St. Francis Hospital for further medical treatment.

Both suspects will be booked at King County Jail for multiple felony crimes, Schwan said.

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