Two suspects caught after woman, 82, attacked in Edmonds home invasion robbery
Updated at 6:31 p.m. with additional details.
Edmonds police have taken a second suspect into custody in the assault of an 82-year-old Edmonds woman who came across a burglary in her home Friday afternoon. The woman was attacked by two suspects who then fled on foot, Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said.
The victim, who lives in the 22800 block of 75th Avenue West, was treated by Fire District 1 aid units at the scene and didn’t require hospitalization.
Officers quickly located one of the suspects as he was trying to hide and took him into custody. Officers also recovered a backpack which contained items taken from the victim’s residence. The second suspect fled on foot west across HIghway 99.
According to Marsh, Edmonds 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 looking for him.
Edmonds and Lynnwood police officers responded to 205th Avenue and Aurora Avenue where the cab had pulled off into a gas station parking lot just inside the City 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, Marsh said.
Edmonds police were assisted in the search by police from Mountlake Terrace, Brier and Lynnwood, plus deputies from Snohomish County. A Lynnwood Police K9 unit also was called in to track the suspect.