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September 8, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Second suspect arrested in Monday home-invasion robbery

Posted by Nancy Bartley

Seattle police have arrested a second man suspected of being involved in a home-invasion robbery on Monday.

Detectives were about to serve a search warrant on the suspect’s home Wednesday evening when they saw him walking along the 4800 block Rainier Avenue South and arrested him.

Police say they searched the man’s residence, found items taken in the Monday robbery, including a handgun. Police believe the items were taken about 1 p.m. Monday during a robbery in the 4200 block of South Rose Court.

Police say two women knocked on the door of the home and told a 17-year-old resident they had left a cellphone at the house during a party the previous night. When the resident let the women in, three men with bandannas covering their faces pushed their way inside, forced him to lie facedown on the floor, struck the 17-year-old in the head with a gun while they robbed the home.

Police arrested one of the suspects on Monday. He and the second man arrested Wednesday night are booked into King County Jail. Police continue to look for other suspects.

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