UPDATE: Woman Raped, Man Assaulted During Home Invasion Robbery
UPDATE TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2012 2:30 p.m.: The King County Sheriff’s Office released some updated information on the home invasion robbery, assault and rape that happened Monday night, Nov. 11:
A man was pistol whipped and his girlfriend sexually assaulted during a home invasion robbery that occurred overnight in the Top Hat area of King County (NOTE: most other media outlets initially reported this as happening in Burien, which was incorrect).
Monday night around 8:40 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a home invasion robbery in the 10800 block of 6 Ave South (map below). When deputies arrived they contacted a 23-year old man who said when he got home he saw two men near his apartment. He said the men pulled handguns and forced him into his apartment.
Once inside the apartment the suspects ordered the victim and his 23-year old girlfriend, who was home with her young son, to get on the ground. One of the suspects pistol whipped the male on the back of the head. One of the suspects sexually assaulted the female at gunpoint while the other suspect ransacked the house.
The victim’s 18-month old son was asleep on the couch and did not wake up during the incident.
The suspects are described as;
- Black male, approximately 5’9″, 195 lbs with a “buzz” haircut. He was last seen wearing a mask over the bottom half of his face and gray shoes. (no age yet).
- Black male, approximately 5’5”, 180 lbs, last seen wearing a gray zip up shirt, with a black shirt underneath, blue jeans, and a black belt. (no age yet).
Detectives said there appears to be no relationship between the victims and suspects. Investigators are trying to determine why this house was targeted and what items were taken from the residence.
Reports are that Monday night (Nov. 12) around 9 p.m., two armed robbers forced their way into a White Center area home where they raped a woman and assaulted a man, all while a toddler was asleep in another room.
The crime occurred at a home in the 10800 block of 6th Ave South (map below), which is being reported as Burien but appears to be White Center.
According to KOMO News:
Investigators said a man who lives at the home had just arrived when two armed men approached him and forced their way into the house. Once inside, the men pistol-whipped the man, deputies said.
A woman who was inside the home was sexually assaulted, according to investigators.
An 18-month-old toddler was asleep in the home at the time. The child was not injured.
The armed men ransacked the home before fleeing. A description was not available.
It was not immediately clear what, if anything, was taken, and the investigation is ongoing.
As we learn more about this crime, we’ll update this post.