Couple robbed in their home

On October 18, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the victims (female 28 and male 23) heard a knock at the front door of their residence in the 5600 block of SW Lander St. The male victim looked out to see who was knocking and observed a black male on the porch. He cracked open the front door and suddenly two suspects forced open the door and entered the residence. Both suspects had their faces covered with ski-masks and were armed with handguns.

The suspects were described as black males, in their 20’s. The suspect seen on the porch (unmasked) had a dark complexion, possibly East African. One suspect held the victims at gunpoint while the other suspect searched the residence. The suspects took personal electronics from the victims and put them into a pillow case. They also took cash and a credit card.  Prior to leaving, they forced both victims face down onto the ground and told them not to get up. The victims stayed down for several minutes, and then ran to a neighbor to call 911.

Numerous units responded to the scene, but the suspects could not be located. Neither victim was injured.

The Robbery Unit responded and processed the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity of the suspects is asked to call the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at t 206-684-5535.  Anonymous calls are welcome.