HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. — Two teenagers were arrested on Saturday afternoon after police say they carjacked a woman at knifepoint at Vancouver Mall and led officers on a chase south to Clackamas County.
Vancouver police said the victim parked her car in the parking lot on Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and was walking toward the mall when two boys approached her and demanded her keys. One of them pulled out a knife and threatened the woman.
"I wasn’t going to challenge what they were doing at that point," said the victim, Page Williams. "I thought, you have a knife and you’re this stupid to approach somebody in broad daylight you can have my key. It's my car versus my life."
Williams told KGW that one of the juveniles threatened to "cut her face," so she handed over her keys as the suspects got into her car and drove off.
"My heart was racing, and I was in shock and just super scared," Williams said. "We got between two cars and then he had a knife and he put it this close to me and he said give me your key, b****, or I’m going to cut your face."
Officers spotted the victim's vehicle nearby and tried to pull it over, but the driver kept going. Witnesses told KGW that police tried to put down spike strips on Interstate 205 near the Glenn Jackson Bridge.
Police said the two suspects, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, were taken into custody and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center in Portland. An extradition warrant has been issued to bring the suspects back to Washington to face charges of robbery/carjacking, felony harassment, elude, and possession of stolen motor vehicle.
The victim was not physically injured.
"It was a waste," Williams said. "Now he’s going to have a record if he doesn’t have one already. He's messing up his life, he's going to put stress on his family. The other kid, I don’t care what happens to him, he is trouble."
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