Burglary & Assault
Gig Harbor Home Burglary
Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for an attempted burglary and the assault of a homeowner.
At approximately 5:50 p.m. on Monday February 5th, 2018, a female victim was assaulted when she interrupted a burglary at her residence on 149th St. NW in Gig Harbor. The victim was walking out of her garage when she was knocked to the ground by an unidentified male suspect. The suspect grabbed the victim’s throat with one hand and punched her in the face several times with his other hand.
During the assault the victim was able to arm herself with a pistol and fired one shot into the ceiling of her garage; the suspect fled. The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 60’s (depicted in the sketch). He was seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and smelled strongly of cigarette smoke.
Four days before the assault, a relative of the victim confronted a suspicious man on the victim’s property that may be the same suspect. The man was in his 60’s, heavy set, 6’1” tall, and had a scraggly beard, glasses, and dark graying hair.
Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.