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Spanaway woman stabbed in home-invasion robbery is recovering

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Oct. 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
October 23, 2012 3:03 pm

A 57-year-old Spanaway woman who was stabbed last week during a home-invasion robbery has been downgraded from critical to stable condition, officials said Tuesday.

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are still trying to identify the man who broke into the woman’s home, stabbed her and tied her up and fled in her car. He posed as a deliveryman, wearing a brown uniform and carrying a box.

The attack occurred just before 10 a.m. Friday in the 19600 block of 15th Avenue Court East. The woman, who was bound at her hands and feet, was able to get to a neighbor’s house and ask for help. Her car was later found abandoned.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said it’s still unclear why the woman’s home was targeted.

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

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