Home invasion robbery in Georgetown, suspect caught

On December 14th, at approximately 1:30 am, a man was sleeping in his apartment in the 6600 Block of Corson Avenue South when he was awakened by a suspect at his bedside demanding money.  The suspect had his hand in his jacket pocket implying a weapon. The suspect told the victim he would shoot him in the head if he didn’t hand over the money.  The suspect grabbed several items from the apartment and then left.  The victim got out of bed and called 911 immediately.  Officers responded quickly to the area.  Two officers saw a person matching the suspect description at 6th Avenue South and South Michigan Street.  The suspect refused to cooperate or comply with the officer’s commands, but was eventually taken into custody after officers tased him.    During a search of the suspect, the victim’s wallet and cell phone were found in the suspect’s pocket.  The victim was brought by and positively identified the suspect.

Detectives from the Robbery Unit responded to process the scene and conduct interviews.  It appears that the suspect may have entered the apartment through an unlocked front door.  The 46 year old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.  This remains an on-going robbery investigation.