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Two injured in home invasion robbery in Tacoma

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
November 30, 2011 5:25 pm

Tacoma police said two people were injured this afternoon after a drug deal turned into a home invasion robbery.

A man and woman went about 1 p.m. to the Cypress Cove apartments in the 1200 block of N. Pearl Street to buy drugs, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

A second man wearing a mask and carrying a handgun entered the apartment shortly after and began using duct tape to restrain the two men who live there.

“It went from trying to make a deal to a robbery,” Fulghum said.

Both victims were assaulted and one was pistol-whipped.

After the suspects left the apartment, one of the victims was able to call 911 for help. Officers arrived and arrested a 19-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man who were still outside the apartment.

The third suspect was seen fleeing in a vehicle that was later recovered by police. A handgun was also found at the scene.

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