CORDES LAKE, AZ - Two 17-year-old boys were arrested late Sunday night after robbing two tourists at gunpoint and stealing their rental car in Cordes Lakes.
According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, they received a call from a couple who had just landed at Sky Harbor International Airport from London.
The couple had rented a car but decided to park and rest near the trailers at the Cordes Junction Chevron station.
Two men reportedly approached their rental car and ordered the couple to get out of the vehicle.
The couple thought the men were security guards until one suspect became aggressive and showed a firearm, according to YCSO.
The suspects allowed the couple to take some of their luggage, but they stole a GPS unit, $1000 cash, their phones and the rental car, a four-door Ford sedan.
Police say that the couple begged the suspects for their passports so they could get home to their children and the suspects complied.
A DPS officer saw the vehicle traveling over 100 miles per hour in Phoenix just before midnight, according to YCSO, and stopped them in the 8700 block of N. 30th Avenue.
The suspects fled the car but both were caught with the assistance of a Phoenix Police Department air unit.
The victims property was recovered from the suspects.
The juvenile suspects were identified as Phoenix residents and were booked at the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center for robbery, theft of a vehicle and theft.
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