Authorities have released a sketch of a man who reportedly assaulted an elderly woman and tied up both her and her 3-year-old grandchild during a home invasion robbery in University Place on Monday morning.
The suspect posed as a deliveryman and punched the woman in the face when she answered the door to her home on the 1900 block of Westridge Avenue West. The robbery occurred at 10:10 a.m.
After the suspect let a second person into the home, they stole numerous items, including credit cards, documents, prescription medication and a gaming console.
One of the suspects held an object to the woman’s neck. The suspects tied up the woman and her grandchild before fleeing.
The first suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hat, a dark blue buttoned shirt, dark blue pants and black boots.
The victim was unable to describe the second suspect.
Anyone with information about the home invasion robbery is encouraged to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959 or visit its Web site.