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Spanaway woman in critical condition after being stabbed by robber

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Oct. 19, 2012 at 11:50 am with No Comments »
October 19, 2012 3:55 pm

Investigators on scene of home-invasion robbery in Spanaway. Photo courtesy @KevinKIRO
UPDATE as of 12:30 p.m.: Troyer said the woman, though duct-taped at both the hands and feet, managed to make her way to her neighbor’s house, where the residents called 911 at 9:55 a.m. The robber is described as a short, Hispanic man wearing a brown uniform.

A K-9 track came up with negative results, Troyer said. It is unknown whether the robber had an accomplice.

There were reports of similar robberies last year around the holidays, Troyer said, but none of them turned violent.

“This one did. That concerns us,” he said. The woman currently is in surgery.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the robber being arrested and charged. Contact Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

PREVIOUS POST: Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who stabbed a Spanaway woman today during a home-invasion robbery.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the robber dressed as a delivery man to gain access to the woman’s home in the 19600 block of 15th Avenue Court East in Spanaway.

“The guy showed up at her door wearing a brown uniform and carrying a box,” Troyer said.

The woman was stabbed and tied up, Troyer said. The robber took the woman’s car and fled. Deputies later found the car abandoned.

The victim, 57, is in critical condition.

K-9 dogs are trying to track the robber, Troyer added.

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