Police: 70-year-old man tied up as suspects tear through home

by Kiersten Throndsen, KOMO Communities (Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

A burglary turned home invasion left a 70-year-old man with cuts to his wrist, according to police.

It happened Friday, around 1:30p.m., near 12th Avenue S. and S. Nevada Street.

The victim told police he heard noises coming from the back of the house. When he went to check it out he found the two men inside.

The victim tried to fight the suspects off but they pulled out a knife. He told KOMO News they used a telephone cord to tie his hands and feet together and left him in a bedroom while they went through the home.

Nearly 30 minutes later the victim’s granddaughter came home and found him. She called 911.

The man was treated at the scene for cuts to his hands.

An iPad, jewelry and money were reportedly stolen from the home.

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