Suspects still sought in early morning home invasion robbery in Poulsbo

POULSBO — A Poulsbo family was tied up and robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning.

A call to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office came in just after 8 a.m., reporting a home invasion robbery Aug. 10, according to spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson. The victims — a 49-year-old female, a 51-year-old male and an 18-year-old woman — estimated the incident happened around 7 a.m.

All three were asleep in their home off Big Valley Road when two men, described as white, late 20s and dressed in military-style camouflage and masks, entered the house. One carried a semi-automatic handgun and the other carried a semi-automatic rifle. The men tied up the woman, her daughter, and the woman's boyfriend and "demanded" access to their safe.

Wilson said the suspects kept asking where the money was, when no money was found in the safe. The suspects took jewelry and collectors coins from the safe and cash from the house. The suspects left in the 49-year-old's 1996 Blazer SUV, but it was found abandoned two miles south of their home on a private driveway.

The victims said they didn't know or recognize the suspects. Wilson said it would be hard to believe the suspects randomly chose that particular house to burglarize, given their knowledge of the safe.

"The … issue of how [the suspects] came to choose this house still needs to be resolved," he said.

Most of the county's previous home invasion incidents have stemmed from issues with narcotics, but the victims said they didn't have any dealings with drugs and detectives did not find any drugs in or around the house.

Persons who have information about this crime asked to call detectives at (360) 337-7111. Sheriff deputies continue to investigate this incident.


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