An elderly man who was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint while in bed Tuesday night inside his Broadview home was targeted in a similar home-invasion robbery just over a year ago.
On Tuesday, the 84-year-old man and his 51-year-old girlfriend were asleep when two men, believed to be in their 20s and wearing dark ski masks, forced their way through the back door of the home in the 700 block of Northwest 120th Street, according to Seattle police.
The men confronted the homeowner, and one pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police said. The homeowner fought back but fell down and was kicked, police said. The man was not seriously hurt.
The intruders then grabbed the woman’s purse, the man’s Rolex watch and a diamond ring and ran out the front door, police said. Police searched near the house and found some items believed to have come from the victim’s purse.
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Police had only a vague description of the two intruders: One wore bluejeans and a white T-shirt and the other wore jeans and a dark jacket.
On Feb. 8, 2013, officers were called to the same home for a reported home-invasion robbery. During that incident the victim said he was in his kitchen when someone approached him from behind and put a gun to his head, according to a police report.
The man was forced upstairs, where there was a second intruder. The men ordered the elderly man to open several safes before they tied him up. Money and jewelry were stolen, police said.
In that robbery the suspects wore black masks and are believed to have entered the house through an unlocked back door, police said.
Police said an arrest was not made in that case.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911, or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535.
Jennifer Sullivan: 206-464-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @SeattleSullivan.