FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux, 360.363.8314 (office)
January 23, 2014
Two Arrested in Home Invasion Robbery
Just after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, Marysville police responded to an assault call in the 10500 block of 56th Dr. NE. While en-route to the scene, officers were advised two suspects, a male and a female, were no longer in the house. As officers arrived on-scene the male suspect had been tackled and was being held down by one of the victims and was taken into custody at that time.
Officers learned the two suspects, a 42 year old male and 39 year old female, both Arlington residents, had gone to the residence believing stolen property belonging to a third party was inside. The two suspects forced their way into the residence brandishing handguns. The female suspect pointed her handgun directly at one of the four victims inside, threatening to kill him if they did not get what they were looking for. A male victim reached out and grabbed the handgun away from the female suspect, while a female victim ran into a bedroom down a hallway. A second male victim began scuffling with the male suspect over his weapon. The scuffle between the two males went to the ground at which point the female in the bedroom ran back out and sprayed the male suspect with a can of bear mace. After being maced the male suspect was disarmed by one of the victims.
At this point both suspects fled the house. The male suspect, because of his condition due to the mace, was unable to get far before he was tackled by one of the victims as officers arrived on-scene.
Less than one hour after the initial call the female suspect called 911 to advise officers where she was located and that she wanted to turn herself in. She was taken into custody about six blocks away from the scene of the crime.
Officers did not recover any stolen property at the residence nor is it believed any stolen property was
During the search for the female suspect, Marysville Pilchuck High School was put in lockdown, which was lifted about 35 minutes later.
Both suspects will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Burglary and 4 counts of 2nd Degree Assault.
Further inquiries regarding this press release should be directed to Commander Robb Lamoureux. Robert M. Lamoureux
MARYSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Richard L. Smith, Chief of Police
1635 Grove Street, Marysville, Washington 98270