A residence in the 400 block of East Gilman in Arlington was the scene of a home invasion robbery Monday night, August 30, with the four occupants of the home-including a young child-subjected to violent threats from two gunmen.
Thanks to positive identification by the victims, Arlington police arrested a 23-year-old Stanwood man on Sept. 2 in conjunction with the robbery. The second suspect is still being sought.
The family reported that two adult men forced their way into the residence and held them at gunpoint, demanding valuables and cash while threatening to kill the family despite their cooperation. The suspects then fled on foot, carrying undisclosed items stolen from within the house. Arlington police were unable to locate the suspects that evening.
The Stanwood man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of Burglary in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree. According to Kristin Banfield, spokesperson for the City of Arlington, the man has past arrests for assault, burglary, reckless driving and eluding officers.
Police are confident they will identify and apprehend the second suspect quickly, and are grateful for information from the public that will speed the investigation. Contact the Arlington Police Department at (360) 403-3400.