Five people were arrested north of Puyallup following a chase early this morning stemming from an earlier home-invasion robbery at a Federal Way home.
Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said police were called to the 500 block of South 330th Place about 12:30 a.m. by a person there who said several people who were armed forced their way into the home and assaulted the one of the occupants. That person was not seriously injured, she said.
The occupants in the house were a man and and woman and two children.
Schrock said the armed suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and headed southbound on Meridian Avenue East toward Puyallup. The adult male victim chased the suspect vehicle, she said.
During the chase, the victim contacted a Pierce County deputy to advise he had been robbed. The fleeing vehicle later crashed on Meridian Avenue just north of Puyallup. Pierce County conducted a K9 track that lead to the apprehension of five suspects.
The suspects were two adult females, an adult male, and a juvenile male and female. Their ages and addresses were not immediately available.
All suspects were transported to the Federal Way Police Department for further investigation.
Schrock said the home invasion does not appear to be random. However, the relationship between the parties has not been determined. A motive for the robbery has not been determined either, she said.
The investigation is ongoing. An update will be posted as more information becomes available.