Update 4/2: SWAT and Robbery Detectives have also arrested a 54-year-old man suspected of shooting a man in the groin during the March 12th Meadowbrook home invasion. Police found the man sleeping in a car in the 100 block of Pontius Avenue N. around 10:45 AM today and took him into custody.
Originally posted March 31st at 5:07 PM.
Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of stealing drugs, cash and a car at gunpoint in two violent home invasion robberies in the Bitter Lake and Meadowbrook neighborhoods last month.
SPD Robbery Unit detectives have been searching for the 29-year-old suspect since March 12th, after he and two other men burst into a home in the 11300 block of NE 35th Street, and pulled guns on the residents. One resident was shot in the groin after struggling with the suspects, who fled the home with heroin, cash and electronics.
Police tracked down the 29-year-old man on March 27th, when patrol officers Tyler Speer and Shelley San Miguel spotted him near 125th and Greenwood Avenue N. and took him into custody.
When detectives interviewed him about the March 12th, they learned he was also involved in another home invasion at an apartment in the 14300 block of Linden Avenue N. on March 9th. In that case, the suspect and another man burst into an apartment just before 3 AM and pistol-whipped a man, before fleeing in his SUV.
Detectives booked the 29-year-old into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery and are now looking for his partners in crime. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact detectives at (206) 684-5535.