Victim pepper-sprayed in Redmond home invasion robbery

REDMOND, Wash. - A pair of robbers broke into a couple's home early Monday, attacking the husband with pepper spray then looting the home before fleeing in a car with a loud muffler, King County sheriff's officials said.

The home invasion robbery happened just after 12:30 a.m. in the 9000 block of 209th Avenue NE, in unincorporated King County near Redmond.

The homeowners, a man and woman in their 50s, were in bed sleeping when they were awakened and confronted by two men. One of the men was armed with a handgun and the other with pepper spray, said King County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindi West. Both robbers had their faces concealed.

One robber sprayed the husband in the face with pepper spray and then rifled through drawers in the bedroom as the other suspect held the couple at gunpoint.

The robbers took some property and fled out the back of the house. A vehicle with a loud muffler was heard leaving the area immediately afterward

The suspects were described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 220 pounds, and a black male who was smaller in stature.