RENTON, Wash. - A Renton landscaping business that was inside a barn was destroyed after suspects in a carjacking and home invasion crashed into it Thursday morning, police said.
At about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Renton police responded to a report of a robbery that involved a pizza delivery driver at a condo complex off of Petrovitsky Road.
Investigators said the victim described the suspects as two teens who pointed a gun and demanded the victim's car.
When the suspects couldn't start the victim's car, they robbed a different victim at gunpoint in the same parking lot and drove away.
Police responded to a report of a home invasion at a nearby apartment complex. It involved suspects that matched the description of the carjacking.
According to investigators, the suspects went inside an apartment through a window, and stole several items, while pointing a gun at a person living in the unit.
Police said as officers were responding to the home invasion, they spotted the suspect vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on Petrovitsky Road.
Officers did not chase the suspects and lost sight of the car as it passed the insertion of Benson Drive.
Police said the car was located nearby after it crashed into a building at 10000 Southeast Carr Road at about 1 a.m.
The structure, a two-story barn, collapsed on the suspect vehicle.
Police said the suspects fled and barricaded themselves in the collapsed barn.
Officers detained four of the suspects and two of them were positively identified by the armed robbery and carjacking victims. They were taken into custody.
A BB gun was recovered.
Two of the suspects will be charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted author theft and first-degree burglary.
A Renton landscaping business was inside that barn that was destroyed.
The business owner told FOX 13 that the two-story barn was built in the 1940s/1950s and that her father started the landscaping business in the 1950s.
The investigation remains ongoing.