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The Today File

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October 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Deputies investigate home-invasion robbery near Kent

King County Sheriff's deputies confer at the scene of Star Lake home invasion this morning. The investigation continues near Kent. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

King County Sheriff’s deputies confer at the scene of Star Lake home invasion this morning. The investigation continues near Kent. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

King County deputies are investigating a home-invasion robbery Thursday morning near Kent where at least two shots were fired.

Sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said that at least four males wearing masks forced their way into a home in the 4000 block of South 272nd Street just after 6 a.m. The suspects entered the house screaming that they were the police, Stanley said.

Two adults living in the house suffered unknown injuries after apparently being assaulted by the suspects, Stanley said.

“They were looking for money that wasn’t there. This home was was clearly targeted,” Stanley said.

There is no reason to believe that the general public is at any increased risk, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Initial media reports indicated that at least one of the suspects was wearing a shirt with the words FBI emblazoned on it. Stanley said that report is untrue.

The house contained a small marijuana grow, according to the news release, but investigators do not believe that pot was a factor in the robbery.   The suspects left with a small amount of money and some small electronics, the sheriff’s office says.

The sheriff’s office tried using police dogs to track the suspects but were unsuccessful. Stanley said investigators believe the suspects drove off.  No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to dial 911.

 

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