Young couple terrorized in Burien home invasion

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BURIEN, Wash. - A woman was sexually assaulted and her husband was beaten and pistol-whipped during a home invasion in Burien Monday night.

 

According to King County Sheriff's Office detectives, the attack happened while the couple's 18-month-old child slept in another room of the house.

 

Detectives said the home invasion happened in the 10800 block of Sixth Avenue South just around 9 p.m. when the male victim arrived home and parked his vehicle up the steep driveway.

 

He heard rustling in the bushes and two armed, masked men grabbed him and forced their way up some stairs and into his home.

 

 Once inside, they pistol-whipped the man and began ransacking the home. 

 

When the intruders found the man's wife inside, the armed men sexually assaulted her, police said. 

 

The men fled after the attack and the couple in their 20s called 911.

 

K-9 units were deployed but they were unsuccessful in finding the attackers.

 

 The victims were interviewed by police and were transported to the hospital. 

 

Detectives said the two men took several items from the home during the robbery. 

 

The King County Sheriff's Office said the attack appeared to be random and they do not believe the victims knew their attackers.

 

Investigators described one of the men as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 195 pounds, with a buzz haircut, last seen wearing a mask over the bottom half of his face and wearing gray shoes. 

 

The second man was described black, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 180 pounds, last seen wearing a gray zip-up shirt, with a black shirt underneath, blue jeans and a black belt. Police released a sketch of this man Friday evening.

 

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the King County Sheriff's Office or 911.