Police: Group forces way into home, robs resident at gunpoint

SEATTLE -- A group took advantage of a Central District resident's desire to help, forcing their way into her home and robbing her at gunpoint early last Tuesday, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was sleeping in her home in the 1800 block of 26th Avenue around 4:10 a.m. when she heard knocking on her door.

A woman called out that her car had broken down and she needed to use a phone. But when the victim opened the door, three men and a woman with bandannas over their faces forced their way inside, according to the report.

The victim later told officers one of the men pointed a gun at her face and told her to sit down on the couch. Another man demanded to know where someone was, but the victim said she didn't know anyone by that name.

According to the report, the group ransacked the victim's house and left with a pillowcase full of her belongings.

She told officers she has no idea why the robbers would have targeted her.