Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Police arrest two in home invasion robbery


Snohomish County sheriff's detectives have arrested two men suspected in a home invasion robbery during which the victim was tied up for several hours.

The robbery happened on Dec. 4 sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at a home in the 9000 block of 163rd Avenue SW.

Investigators said the two men overpowered a woman who was home alone at the time and tied her up. They then stole a pickup truck and some guns.

On Monday, Tacoma police stopped a car for a traffic violation and found the passenger, a 40-year-old man, with a bag that had some of the items stolen in the robbery. That man was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

On Tuesday, Snohomish County deputies arrested a 31-year-old Arlington man, also during a traffic stop, and booked him into the Snohomish County Jail. Both are expected to face charges connected with the home invasion robbery, including robbery, kidnapping and burglary.

The sheriff's office said the men likely cased the neighborhood prior to the robbery and selected the victim's home after deciding there would be valuables inside. Detectives have recovered some of the stolen items.

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