Three Battle Ground teens charged in Craigslist robbery case

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. -- Three teenagers from Battle Ground are facing robbery charges after police said they robbed a man they contacted on Craigslist who wanted to sell a video game console.

Outon Bountham, 18, Christopher Winterroth, 19 and a 16-year-old boy have all been charged with first- and third-degree robbery.

The charges stem from an Oct. 7 incident when the victim and the three teens agreed to meet in the parking lot of Maple Grove School in Battle Ground, a police spokeswoman said.

The victim of the robbery had posted a Craigslist ad to sell a video game console and accessories and agreed to meet with what was thought to be the buyer in the school parking lot.

Police said the three teens approached the victim and stole the gaming console and accessories. Investigators also said they think the teens used a handgun during the robbery.

The case has been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor's Office and follow-up investigation continues. Anyone with additional information on the case should call Det. Joshua Phelps at 360-342-5242.