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This is why you keep your gun close at hand

13 Nov

Woman raped and man beaten in horrific home invasion while 18-month-old child slept in the same house

  • Two attackers jumped on the father as he approached his apartment
  • They forced their way inside and assaulted both parents
  • The pair then ransacked the house and fled the scene

By EMMA REYNOLDS

PUBLISHED: 03:58 EST, 13 November 2012 | UPDATED: 04:02 EST, 13 November 2012

A woman was raped and a man pistol-whipped at their apartment while an 18-month-old toddler slept in the house.

Two gun-toting men attacked the family – apparently at random – before ransacking their home in Burien, Washington, and fleeing the scene.

They were seen jumping on the father, who is in his 20s, as he approached his home at around 9pm last night.

 
Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

The pair then forced their way into the triplex and attacked both parents while the child slept through the chaos.

 

Police said the man was being treated for head wounds, while the woman is ‘very traumatised’, according to King5.com.

They are now searching for two African men, both of thin build, 5”7 to 5”9, aged 19 to 25.

Tracking dogs were put on the scent, but after a downpour, the responsibility for catching the suspects now lies with crime scene officers.

Sergeant John Hall, a deputy from the King County Sheriff Office, said: ‘

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232199/Woman-raped-man-beaten-horrific-home-invasion-18-month-old-child-slept-house.html#ixzz2C8AhNJLo 
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