Crime

Police seek man they say blindfolded, robbed Tacoma woman in her home

This man is believed to have robbed a woman in her Tacoma home in September before trying to use her credit cards to get cash.
This man is believed to have robbed a woman in her Tacoma home in September before trying to use her credit cards to get cash. Courtesy photo

Police are trying to identify a man they say blindfolded and robbed a Tacoma woman in her home last month.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers gave this account:

The woman was sleeping Sept. 5 in her home in the 400 block of North Borough Road when she woke up about 8:45 p.m. to find the man standing by her bed. He blindfolded the woman and stole her cellphone, wallet and television.

Half an hour after the robbery, the man tried to use the woman’s credit cards to get cash at Walgreens, TAPCO Credit Union and a 7-Eleven on Sixth Avenue.

At that time the man was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers hooded sweatshirt, and was traveling in a white minivan driven by someone else.

The robber is described as in his 30s or 40s, about 6 feet tall and 215 pounds, and smelling like cigarettes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are anonymous and can lead to a reward.

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