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March 22, 2012 at 4:14 PM

UPDATE: Renton-area man robbed at gunpoint in his home

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UPDATE AT 5:24 P.M.: The Sheriff’s Office says it appears the robbers took jewelry and cash from the home. The victim said the men spoke in broken English and Spanish.

ORIGINAL POST: Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an armed robbery in which a homeowner was threatened with a  gun and tied up with his own shoelaces.

The call for help came in shortly before 2 p.m., according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

West said the victim had entered his home in the 18500 block of 139th Way Southeast in unincorporated King County, near Renton, when he heard glass breaking at the back of the house.

A man with a handgun confronted the victim, telling him he would be shot if he did not comply with orders, West said. Two other men came into the room and took the victim’s shoes off, West said.

 They then took out the shoelaces and used them to tie the homeowner’s hands and feet together, she said. The homeowner was injured when one of the men kneeled on his back while tying him up, she said.

The victim told police that the men spoke to him in English, but to each other in Spanish, she said.

Investigators were still interviewing the victim as of 3:50 p.m., she said.

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