If you were anywhere near the Gateway neighborhood on Friday night you likely heard sirens or saw the police presence. As I drove through the neighborhood it seemed as if there wasn’t a street corner without a police cruiser close by. And there’s good reason for it.
Police were searching for two armed suspects who had entered the home of and tied up a woman in her 60’s.
Commander Doug Hansen said that it all started when the two suspects came to the front door of a home near 242nd St SW and 52nd Ave W. The homeowner answered the door and the suspects asked for the woman’s grandson. The home owner said that her grandson was not home at which point both suspects pulled out handguns and forcibly entered the home.
The suspects proceeded to tie the woman up with socks while explaining to her that her grandson had robbed them of some cocaine three days earlier. The victim then told the suspects that this was not possible, as her grandson was with her at the time they claim the cocaine was stolen.
As the suspects searched the house the female pointed the gun at the homeowner’s head. The suspects eventually fled after stealing some cash, a backpack and some paperwork.
Mountlake Terrace police arrived at the residence and searched the area with assistance from Edmonds and Brier PD and an Everett PD canine. The canine’s track ended not too far south of the home where police believe the suspects fled in a vehicle.
If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or if you have any information related to the incident please call the Mountlake Terrace Department at (425) 670-8260.