Two suspects remain at large after robbing and assaulting an 84-year-old man while he was asleep at his home near Carkeek Park. Read more from the SPD Blotter below:
On April 15th at approximately 11:42 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a home invasion robbery at a residence in the 700 block of NW 120th Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that two male suspects both wearing dark-colored ski masks forced entry into the home through a back door. The two victims, an 84-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman, were in bed sleeping.
Suspect #1 confronted the male victim (the homeowner), pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The male victim subsequently got into a physical altercation with the gun-wielding suspect. During the altercation the victim fell down and was kicked by the suspect.
The suspects stole the man’s Rolex watch and a diamond ring. They also grabbed the female victim’s purse before running out the front door of the house and fleeing the scene on foot.
Officers conducted an area search for the suspects with the assistance of a canine unit. The canine unit recovered some items about one block west of the victim’s house that are believed to have come from the victim’s purse. The suspects however, remain at large.
The only suspect descriptions that are available at this time are two black males in their 20′s both wearing dark-colored masks. Suspect #1 was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans and was armed with a black handgun. Suspect #2 was last seen wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.
Fire department medics responded to the scene and evaluated the victim, who had no visible injuries and did not require transport.
This same man was the victim of a home-invasion robbery in February of 2013. Robbery detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535 and refer to this incident.
Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation.