Sheriff's Office pursuing leads in home-invasion robbery

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing several leads but so far has named no definite suspects in a home-invasion robbery on the 3000 block of SW Lake Helena Road Sunday morning, according to spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson.

The residents of the home — three adults and a five-year-old child — called 911 shortly after 10 a.m. to report that three men forced their way into the house and robbed them at gunpoint.

According to the victims, the suspects gained entry into the home by following one of the female adults back to the house after she went out to warm up her car. Once inside, the robbers “hog-tied” the adults with handcuffs and zip ties but left the child unrestrained while they searched the home.

The robbers then made off in the female’s 2001 Kia Sportage with an unspecified amount of valuables, including jewelry and coins, leaving the residents unharmed and able to untie themselves.

According to Wilson, the stolen Kia was found torched and abandoned several hours later on the 9700 block of Phillips Road, south of Mullenix Drive.

The victims described the suspects as three Caucasian males of unknown ages wearing dark clothing, ski masks and gloves.

Detectives said they believe the home was targeted rather than selected at random.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives at (360) 337-7101.

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