Issaquah Police Department searches for violent home invasion suspects

May 22, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

Issaquah police asked for assistance from the public May 18 to find the suspects from a home invasion robbery after men stormed a residence and stomped on a woman inside.

Police said a white man and a black man forced themselves into a woman’s apartment at about noon May 16.

Issaquah Detective Ryan Raulerson said the woman did not know her attackers. He said police did not know whether the crime was random or if the woman had been targeted.

The woman inside the apartment said the white man stomped on her face and kicked her several times. The suspects asked her, “Where is it?” repeatedly as they ransacked the residence.

Police believe the suspects searched the residence for narcotic medications. The suspects then fled the apartment on foot, carrying some of the woman’s prescription medication.

Police described the white man as 30 to 35, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing 200 pounds.

What to know

If you can identify the suspects, or one suspect’s described tattoo pattern, contact Issaquah Detective Ryan Raulerson at 837-3238 or RyanR@ci.issaquah.wa.us.

Police said he had unfinished sleeve tattoos on each arm. On one arm, he sported a front-facing skull on top of the forearm and the outline of a woman — similar to the silhouette seen on tractor-trailer mud flaps — on the inside of the same forearm.

He wore a white shirt, blue jeans worn low on the waist and white Converse shoes.

Police described the black man as about 30 years old, more than 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and dressed in a blue shirt, blue jeans and a plain baseball cap with the brim pointed off-center.

Police did not release details about the woman involved, or the location of the incident, because she fears retaliation.

Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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