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Sketch released of suspect in University Place home invasion robbery

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on Nov. 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
November 16, 2011 4:07 pm

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.

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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.

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