Crime

Police seek man charged in Parkland home invasion robbery

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of a home invasion robbery in Parkland after police found fingerprints on a bottle of vodka left at the scene.

Robert Timothy James is charged with first-degree robbery. He’s described as 31, white, 5-foot-6, 160 pounds, with long brown hair and blue eyes.

According to charging papers:

James arrived at a friend’s apartment March 12 in the 14200 block of Pacific Avenue South with two other men, who pointed guns at the victim and asked where the cash was.

After the men spent 45 minutes taking money, a cellphone, jewelry and a TV, James said he owed the other men money and James’ children were in danger.

The victim told police that a bottle of vodka he found in the kitchen after the incident did not belong to him, and that James had touched it. Police matched the fingerprints and brought the case to Pierce County prosecutors July 18.

Prosecutors sought the warrant after they learned that James has plans to fly to Alaska.

He has prior convictions in Pierce County for felony harassment, theft, burglary and possession of illicit drugs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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