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Five arrested after home-invasion robbery in Federal Way

Post by Mike Archbold on March 9, 2011 at 9:05 am with 13 Comments »
March 9, 2011 9:16 am

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 13
  1. lovethemountains says:

    Good work.

  2. Clarktribnet says:


  3. Burglary is one thing – this trend to invade a home that is occupied has become alarming.

    Anyone who wants to stand-up for gun control will have to make excuses for these types of crime – as law enforcement rarely get there in time to protect the occupants even if they get a 911 call.

    I guess some will say a baseball bat is good enough, and the ultra-liberal types would recommend being passive (or request the invaders to join in with a verse of cum-ba-yah).

    But nothing works better than a “lock and load” sound of a 10 gauge pump shot gun. If that doesn’t put them on the run – well it suddenly becomes open season on those from the shallow end of the gene pool.

  4. I’m guessing the relationship is drug related.

  5. footballscaa says:

    Yes. The fact that you own a gun means your safe and they don’t have guns to shoot back at you. Make’s perfect sense. To you, I sure.

  6. I wonder why people keep trying to get away with this stupid behavior. Thrills and chills?? I guess they watch more cops and robbers movies than they do the news. Pick your friends carefully, pick your choice of weapon that works best for you. If you can get it done with a baseball bat, then more power to you. My choice would be the shotgun.

  7. It did say the suspects were armed.. read carefully, then your comments will make more sense football

  8. Drugs.

  9. Soundlife says:

    We need our judicial system to start handing down maximum punishment in these cases to nip this crazy stuff in the bud.
    Any crime involving a weapon (gun/knife/ should receive an automatic doubling of the recommended sentence.
    Of course with the “hug-a-thug” mentality in this state, these people will probably get “time served with probation.”

  10. football,

    Armed or not – anyone breaking in to my home while I am there are up to no good. Whether they are motivated by pure evil, or drugs, or just genetically stupid, I would assume my family’s lives are endangered. A 10 gauge loaded with No. 5 buckshot will administer immediate justice, and at less cost to the taxpayer (court appointed attorney, court cost, prison).

    You can have a civil discussion with them – and hope you are not the one put in the ground like the guy in Edgewood was. I saw one of those charged with that crime making a farce out of the court, making your sense of “fairplay” look even more ridiculous..

  11. DRUGS

  12. Statistics show that from two to three million people use firearms in self defense annually in the U.S.. Most of the time without a single shot being fired.
    A .12 Ga, shotgun is better than a .10 Ga. But it wouldn’t hurt to use a 3-1/2 inch magnum chamber and shells. 00 buck is a fine size of shot.

  13. notSpicoli says:

    It can be difficult to ascertain if it is a bad guy breaking in or the police.

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