• Edmonds burglar crawls through dog door, robs woman at gunpoint


    EDMONDS, Wash. - An Edmonds woman said she is still scared that a thief who crawled through a dog door and robbed her at gunpoint will come back to kill her.

    Nichole Goodland, 22, was at her home in the 19300 block of 88th Avenue West Tuesday afternoon getting ready for a job interview when she saw a man ring the doorbell.  She didn’t answer it. 

    Goodland said that moments later, she saw the same man crawl through a dog door next to the kitchen.  The man confronted her in the hallway and held a gun to her head.

    "He grabbed my shoulder and put the gun to my head and pushed me into the bedroom,” said Goodland.

    Goodland stayed face down on the floor.  She said the thief must have thought the house was empty because there is a "for sale" sign in the front yard.

    "He was like, 'Why are you home? You're not supposed to be here. Why didn't you answer your door?’" said Goodland.

    The thief pulled a phone off the wall and filled a pillow case with jewelry, including her grandmother’s wedding ring.

    He also stole her computer and cellphone.

    Goodland got up and saw the man get into a gray, older-model Honda-type car with another person.

    Edmonds police searched the area and found Goodland’s phone in a nearby park, but did not find the suspects.

    “He kept telling me he was going to come back if I called the cops and kill everyone in the house,” said Goodland.

    Goodland said the thief was so surprised to see her, he forgot to put on a mask for about 20 minutes.  She got a good look at his face and is working with a police sketch artist. 

    Goodland described the man as white, about 50 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slender build.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans.

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