Washougal woman bound with tape, dragged

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 10:40 AM

WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- A Washougal woman was bound with duct tape and dragged by her hair during a home invasion Tuesday night, police said.

Police were dispatched just before 9 p.m. to the report of a home invasion robbery in the 3200 block of 37th Court, said Commander Allen Cook of the Washougal Police Department.

Arriving officers learned the victim was alone in her home when a man rang her doorbell and asked if she had seen his lost dog. A second man knocked her down, forcibly restrained her with duct tape and dragged her by the hair into another room, Cook said.

"The victim did not know how long the men were in her home," he added. "She waited several minutes after not hearing them before she was able to free herself enough and attempted to call 911."

She realized her phone wasn't working and ran next door and asked her neighbor to call 911.

A K-9 officer was called in, but the suspects were not located. Police did not confirm what the men stole, but said the motive appeared to be theft.

One of the suspects was described as white, clean cut, in his late teens or early 20s. The other was wearing a hood and possibly a face mask. Both spoke with Eastern European accents, possibly Russian, the victim said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Zane Freschette at (360) 835-8701.

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