The Morning Blotter: Man Severely Beaten In West Seattle Home Invasion

Three masked men burst into a West Seattle man’s apartment earlier this week and beat him while they demanded cash and drugs, according to police.

Just before 9:00 am on April 18th, three men wearing ski masks kicked in the back door of an apartment on Delridge Way SW and SW Kenyon, and told a man inside they wanted cash and marijuana.

When the man refused to give the robbers money, two of the suspects—who were armed with handguns—repeatedly pistol-whipped him.

As the two suspects beat the victim, the third man ran through the victim’s apartment, opening cupboards and drawers

The victim heard the third suspect yell to someone outside the apartment to “bring the car around back” before all three men fled the home with $1500 in cash and two laptops.

When officers arrived on scene, they found they found the victim’s apartment in complete disarray.

“There was broken glass everywhere in the apartment,” Officer Marc Sagmoen wrote in his report.

The victim bleeding from his head, had cuts on his face, and swelling on the back of his head, police say.

The man spoke with police before he was taken to Harborview, and said he had seen one of the suspects around the neighborhood.