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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 with 7 Comments »
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.


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.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. thewestside says:

    Thank you TNT for posting this.

  2. t_Johnson says:

    Kudos TNT

  3. He punced a 71 year old woman and tied up a 3 year old girl. This monster needs to be strung up.

  4. When this animal gets out of prison (and he will), He will know not to leave any witnesses behind next time (and there will be a next time). UP used to be a nice area to live at one time.

  5. madmike272 says:

    Too bad grandma didn’t blow his head off with a shotgun!

  6. jofish10 says:

    Home invasion convictions should carry a sentence of life in prison w/o parole for the first offense. Capital punishment would also be fitting in many cases, but that will never happen in this state.

  7. justridin says:

    no…they just need to be executed

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