by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:
Three armed men forced their way into a South Seattle home early this morning and robbed a family at knife and gunpoint, police said.
“The victims were sleeping in their home in the 4600 block of South Orcas St -- in the Hillman City neighborhood -- when they awoke around 3:45 a.m. to the sound of the suspects forcing their way through a rear door,” Detective Patrick Michaud said in a statement. “The suspects then confronted the two men, two women and young child in the home and demanded money.”
One of the suspects pulled a knife and stole a gold chain from a man in the home and a second victim ran to the kitchen to grab her own knife, police said. That victim was confronted by another suspect with a gun.
“After rifling through the home, the suspects fled and the victims called 911,” Michaud said. “None of the victims were injured in the incident. Officers searched the neighborhood and called for a K-9 unit, but police were unable to find the suspects, who were described by the victims only as black males in their 20s, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-8, wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts.”
Robbery detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (206) 684-5535.