Woman arrested in home invasion robbery; man at large

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SEATTLE —

 

A woman was arrested in a home invasion robbery in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood in which police said she knew the victim.

 

According to police, the victim answered a knock at the door of his home in the 13700 block of 27th Avenue Northeast shortly after 8 p.m.

 

Police said the man in the home recognized a female acquaintance on the porch, who was with a man she said was her cousin.

 

When the victim let the two in, the man pulled out a handgun and tied the victim’s hands and feet with a cord.

 

Investigators said the couple spent about 30 minutes inside the house, taking various items. 

 

When the two left, one of them took the car they arrived in and the other stole the victim’s car, officers said.

 

The victim, who was not hurt, was able to free himself and call 911.

 

At around 12:15 a.m., the woman was found and arrested in Renton. 

 

The 42-year-old woman was transported to the Seattle police robbery office, where she was interviewed by detectives. 

 

Detectives said the victim’s vehicle had been dumped in a parking lot near the victim’s home, where it was recovered and impounded by officers. 

 

 Officers said they discovered that the male suspect and another man were driving the first vehicle. 

 

Detectives said they are following up on leads and will continue to investigate. 

 

The woman was later booked into the King County Jail on robbery charges.