Second arrest made in attempted home invasion in Lake Stevens


LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - A second person who is believed to have been involved in an attempted robbery at a Lake Stevens home was arrested early Monday.

Police said two men who had their faces covered entered a garage and tried to rob the homeowner and his friend last week.

The 32-year-old Arlington man was booked into Snohomish County Jail on charges of first- degree assault and kidnapping.  Investigators said he was not believed to be one of the men who threatened the victims in the garage.

The first robbery suspect, a 33- year-old man who was shot during the incident by a friend of the homeowner, remains in the hospital. 

Snohomish County detectives said the two men who are in custody told officers they went to a home in the 7000 block of 126th Drive North last week accompanied by a 33-year-old woman and 27-year-old man in a green Honda. 

Police said the man who was arrested Monday admitted to driving the four of them to the home after they stopped at a variety of stores to buy gloves, zip ties and duct tape.  He also admitted to fleeing with the woman and one of the men in the Honda, leaving behind the 33-year-old man who was shot by the homeowner’s friend, police said.

Detectives said they expect additional arrests to be made.

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