Robbery suspect pepper-sprays homeowner this morning in unincorporated Redmond
December 31, 2012 · Updated 2:59 PM
A male suspect pepper-sprayed a homeowner early this morning during a residential robbery in unincorporated King County near Redmond, according to Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff's Office public information officer.
The incident occurred just after 12:30 a.m. in the 9000 block of 209th Avenue Northeast. A man and woman in their 50s were in bed sleeping when two men — with their faces concealed — confronted them.
One of the men was armed with a handgun and the other with pepper spray. One suspect sprayed the male victim in the face with pepper spray and then rifled through drawers in the bedroom as the other suspect held the pair at gunpoint.
The suspects took some property and fled out the back of the house. A vehicle with a loud muffler was heard leaving the area immediately after the robbery.
The suspects were described as a white male, approximately 6-foot, 220 pounds, and a black male smaller in stature than the other suspect.