Update 7 p.m. Sept. 20: The second suspect in the home invasion is now in custody, according to Edmonds police. Officers were alerted to the location of the second suspect by an Orange Cab company driver, who notified his dispatch, which then relayed the information to 9-1-1. The cab driver had picked up the suspect in the same area where police were not only looking for him but also investigating unrelated traffic accidents.
Edmonds and Lynnwood police officers responded to 205th Ave and Aurora Ave where the cab had pulled off into a gas station lot just inside the border of Shoreline. The suspect was quickly taken into custody without further incident. The suspect’s identity was confirmed by the on duty Edmonds Police sergeant who had observed the suspect earlier along with other witnesses. Detectives and officers are continuing their investigation however, it is not believed there are any other suspects in this incident.
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An 82-year-old Edmonds resident came home to find two males burglarizing her residence Friday afternoon, Edmonds police said in a news release.
The woman returned to her home on the 22800 block of 75th Ave W at approximately 3 p.m. when she discovered her house had been broken into. The two suspects, described as Asian males in their 40’s, attacked the victim inside the home then both fled on foot, according to police.
The victim was treated by Fire District 1 aid units at the scene and did not require hospitalization. Edmonds Police units were on scene in less than two minutes of receiving the call and officers quickly located one of the suspects as he was trying to hide and took him into custody.
Officers also recovered a back pack which contained items taken from the victim’s residence. The second suspect fled on foot west across SR99. Edmonds Police were assisted by Mountlake Terrace Police, Brier Police, Lynnwood Police and Snohomish County deputies as they searched for the suspect. A Lynnwood Police K9 unit responded to attempt to track the one outstanding suspect. After spending over 30 minutes on the K9 track the second suspect remained at large as of 5 p.m. Friday.
The investigation is continuing with Edmonds Police detectives currently at the scene interviewing the victim and witnesses along with the suspect that was arrested, in hopes of identifying the outstanding suspect.