Police arrest 2 suspects in burglary, attack of Edmonds woman
Police arrested two suspects Friday after an 82-year-old Edmonds woman came home to find them inside. She had noticed a broken window before walking into the house.
According to Edmonds police, the suspects, both in their 40s, attacked the woman when she returned home to surprise them at about 3 p.m. Friday while they allegedly were burglarizing the home on the 22800 block of 75th Avenue West. The suspects assaulted the woman, then ran out.
First responders treated the woman; she did not need to go to the hospital, Edmonds Police Sgt. Mark Marsh said.
Police caught one suspect shortly after. They said he was trying to hide nearby. Officers recovered a backpack, finding some of the victim's possessions in it.
The second suspect was seen running west across Highway 99. The Edmonds police, assisted by officers from Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Brier and Snohomish County, with the assistance of a Lynnwood K9 team, embarked on an unsuccessful, 30-minute search of the suspect.
However, officers got a break when the second suspect got a ride in a cab. The cab driver, suspicious of his rider, reported picking him up.
The driver dropped the suspect off at a gas station at 205th Street and Aurora Avenue, just inside Shoreline city limits, where officers arrested him.
Officers have been interviewing the victim, the suspects and witnesses in the ongoing investigation. They said they don't believe any other suspects are involved.