Suspect in Top Hat Home Invasion Robbery/Rape Arrested Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday (Jan. 3) announced that it had arrested a 17-year old man in connection with a home invasion robbery and rape that occurred in the Top Hat neighborhood near White Center in November (read our previous coverage here).

Detectives recovered DNA at the scene of the rape/robbery and entered the information into a DNA database (CODA). The DNA from the scene matched that of a known subject.

King County Sheriff’s Detectives and TAC 30 (SWAT) served a warrant early Thursday morning at the man’s residence in the 6800 block of S. 123rd Street in the Skyway area. The man was arrested for rape and robbery and booked into the Youth Service Center.

The rape/robbery occurred on Nov. 12 around 8:40 p.m. in the 10800 block of 6 Ave South (map below). The victims, a man and his girlfriend, were home with their 18-month old child when two armed men entered the apartment and pistol whipped the man and sexually assaulted his girlfriend.

Detectives said the second suspect is still unidentified.

The suspect’s name will be withheld pending charges. The case has been forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

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