Truck recovered from home invasion robbery of 92 year old Shoreline man

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

On New Year's Eve, around noon, a Lynnwood police officer spotted the 2000 Ford pick-up truck reported as stolen from the 92 year-old victim of a home invasion robbery on Monday, December 27.  The vehicle was on Highway 99 at 200th Street SW.

According to Mike Murphy of LynnwoodToday:
“When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle the car took off,” police spokesperson Shannon Sessions said.

The pursuit led to north Mill Creek, where the officer did a successful PIT maneuver and forced the stolen car to lose control. Both men gave up at that point.

The driver was arrested for eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle. The passenger was detained and questioned.

King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said that King County Sheriff's detectives have made no arrests in the robbery, notwithstanding the recovery of the truck.

Readers may recall that a 92 year-old Shoreline resident was tied up and robbed by two men who said their car was broken down and they needed to use his phone.  He let them into the house, then sat down in a kitchen chair while one suspect went to use the bathroom.

When the man came out the two suspects grabbed the victim’s arms and held them while they used masking tape to tape him to the chair.

The incident began about 11 am when the man answered a knock at his door. He has lived in his home in the 100 block of N 205th Street for 35 years.

The suspects spent over an hour in the house while they looked for valuables, eventually taking over $400 in cash from the man. Both men were white, in their 20's,  5’7” to 5’8”, about 165 lbs.

After the two suspects left it took two hours for the victim to free himself by chewing through the masking tape. Other than bruises, he was not injured.

It is unknown if the men in possession of the stolen truck were involved in the robbery.


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