West Seattle Crime Watch: ‘Home invasion’ robbers get away with thousands

12:52 AM: Police are searching for two people suspected in a reported ‘home invasion’ situation in Highland Park. Scanner-monitored information indicates shots were fired – with at least one casing found – but the victim was not reported injured and no medic crew has been summoned. This happened near 10th and Trenton (map); police, including a K-9 team, are looking for a woman and man who might be known to the victim. More info if/when we get it.

2:09 AM: Still no word of arrests. Robbery Unit detectives are joining the investigation.

NOON UPDATE: We’ve obtained the report from SPD. It says the victim told police he recognized the woman, by voice, as his wife, who he hasn’t (otherwise) seen in a month – both robbers, the report says, were wearing ski masks. The male robber fired two rounds, according to the victim, including one into the floor after tying him up and leaving him in the bathroom. The female robber, the victim said, demanded to know where “the money” was, and though the victim denied having any, she said she knew better, and eventually, according to the victim, they made off with $22,000 in cash.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 'Home invasion' robbers get away with thousands"

  • Paul July 23, 2014 (7:05 am)

    Any updates!? Sirens kept me up for a while.

  • Rick July 23, 2014 (9:00 am)

    Business as usual

  • mypatience1978 July 23, 2014 (10:59 am)

    Story on Komo4 says the victims wife and her boyfriend busted open the victims door fired some shots and locked the victim in the bathroom. They left and didn’t take anything or hurt the victim. They have not been found.

    • WSB July 23, 2014 (12:13 pm)

      Actually, I just got the report from police – I had asked for it first thing this morning but it wasn’t available until a short time ago. It says the two robbers (one of whom he believed was indeed his estranged wife) got away with $22,000 in cash. Have updated the story. – TR

  • Bradley July 23, 2014 (1:34 pm)

    Sounds more like nuclear-grade domestic violence/love triangle more than anything else. Glad it wasn’t random and glad the victim wasn’t hurt.

  • clay July 23, 2014 (7:21 pm)

    So it looks like there pretty sure this not random?

  • .com July 23, 2014 (7:28 pm)

    Next time, make sure to have Smith and Wesson available to them!

  • Neighbors July 23, 2014 (8:22 pm)

    this is my neighbor, who runs an auto repair/sell business out of his rental residence. spoke w/ him the other day, as I woke up to 5 cops on this property. Thanks WSB for the truth.

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