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Great Detective Work Solves Year Old Home Invasion Robbery case

On January 7, 2011 at approximately 2:30 a.m. the victim was sleeping in her bedroom in the 2000 block of NE 96th Street when she was suddenly awakened by a loud noise. She turned on the bedroom light and was confronted by the suspect at her bedside. The suspect was armed with a wooden mallet and his face was covered with a ski mask with the eyes cut out. He demanded the vicitm’s debit card. 

The victim pleaded with the suspect not to hurt her. He then bound her hands and feet with duct tape while demanding her PIN. Once receiving the PIN the suspect fled the scene. When officers arrived on scene the victim was still visibly shaken but otherwise uninjured.

The Robbery Unit & Latent Print Examiners responded and processed the scene. The immediate neighborhood was canvassed by robbery detectives and the suspect, who lived across the street from the victim, was briefly interviewed (at the time of the interview, detectives did not realize that they were interviewing the suspect). 

During the course of their on-going investigation, robbery detectives continued to develop new information.

On January 10, 2012 robbery detectives served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence in the 2000 block of NE 96th Street. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Robbery Office.  After being interviewed the suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.