The Morning Blotter: Laptop Stolen In Home Invasion Near Beacon Hill

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee August 5, 2010

Two South Seattle residents were robbed by an armed man—possibly a neighbor—at their home over the weekend, police say.

Around 10:30pm on August 1st, a man—described in a police report as a white male, 30-35 years old, with short blond hair, and stubble—knocked on their door and asked if he could "check an address" on their laptop.

One of the victims became nervous and backed away from the door. The suspect then stepped into the house, grabbed a laptop off a nearby bed, and ran out of the home. One of the victims chased the man down the street until the suspect turned around and pointed a black handgun at the victim.

The victim returned home and called 911.

The victims told officers said they recognized the suspect, who had knocked on their door several months ago "asking for baby headache medicine." Several weeks after his first visit, the man also knocked on the victims' door and asked for gas money. Both times the victims declined to assist the man.

Police believe the suspect lives in the area, and contacted several men who live in the neighborhood, but were unable to find the suspect.

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