Can you ID the 3 men who assaulted, robbed woman in Skyway?
SEATTLE--Detectives are asking for the public's help to identify three men who reportedly pistol whipped and robbed a 74-year-old woman Wednesday in a home near Skyway, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the incident happened just before 1 p.m. Wednesday in a home in the 11600 block of 59th Avenue South near Skyway.
A surveillance video shows three men walking up toward the house.
The men reportedly were able to break into the home through the back of the house and when they tried to run out the front door, one of the men reportedly pistol whipped the woman and held her mouth closed as she tried to scream, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The suspects later fled after taking cash and jewelry from the home.
A Good Samaritan heard the woman cry for help from her porch, so he called 911.
“I felt horrible, I was screaming, I thought I was going to have a heart attack,” said Dean Rebhuhn. “Oh my God, it was horrible, the blood on her face was just gushing out of her.”
Detectives believe one or more of the suspects may have been involved in a previous burglary at the same house last month, but the previous time, the victim was not home.
Investigators think the robbers went back to find more things but when they realized she was home, they attacked her.
"It’s just not right, it’s not fair to anyone," Rebhuhn said. "
I went over and hugged her before she went in the ambulance.
There is a Crimestoppers reward for any information that could help catch the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at: 206-296-3311 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.