GENERAL VALLEY NEWS
Police investigate home invasion robbery in Covington
Residents were injured by masked robbers
November 01, 2016
(COVINGTON, WA.) -- King County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred early this morning in the City of Covington.
The residents were home sleeping when three masked robbers kicked in their front door and pistol whipped them during the robbery.
Covington is a city of about 19,000 people located in King County and is surrounded by Kent to the west, Auburn to the southwest, and Maple Valley to the east.
A statement from the sheriff's office said deputies responded to the robbery call early this morning. The 911 called was received from a cell phone just after 1:00am.
The call receiver could hear someone in the background yelling “where’s the safe?”
"Deputies were dispatched to the call as a possible robbery in progress. Multiple deputies responded to the address in the 25700 block of 160th Pl SE. As deputies arrived, they saw a vehicle parked down the street from the residence with the lights on," said the sheriff's office statement.
As deputies were approaching the house on foot three suspects ran from the scene in different directions. One of them was carrying a rifle which he dropped while jumping a fence. It was recovered by deputies along with stolen items from the residence.
During the foot chase, one of the suspects ran to the car that had been parked nearby. A deputy chased him but the suspect was able to get to the car and drive off but he crashed the car nearby and then fled on foot.
"When deputies talked with the victims they learned that three suspects kicked in the front door and went directly to the master bedroom. The suspects assaulted the husband and wife by striking them in the head with a rifle and a pistol," said the statement.
The robbers then ransacked the bedroom while demanding to know the location of the “safe” and the “money”.
Both victims received head wounds but were conscious and able to speak with responding deputies and aid personnel.
Two children were in the home, about 6 and 8 years of age, but were not harmed. The husband and the wife were taken to Covington Multi-care for treatment of their injuries.
A K-9 team responded and during the search for the suspects located some clothes believed to have been discarded by one of the suspects.
All three of the suspects were still outstanding as of 6:45 am Tuesday morning.
The were described as wearing masks and hooded jackets. One suspect was wearing black, one was wearing red and the third was wearing white.