MONROE – September 2, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.: Monroe Police Officers were dispatched to an assault with a weapon in the 16500 block of White Mountain Road SE in Monroe, Washington.
The victim, a thirty-one year old female from Marysville said that a male and female had taken her vehicle at gunpoint after she had given them a ride. Earlier in the evening, the victim had stopped at the Jack in the Box near the intersection of SR 2 and Roosevelt Road in Monroe. She was approached by the male and female stating they had a family emergency and needed a ride to a family member’s house. She drove the couple to White Mountain Road SE and upon arrival the male pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the car. The couple left in the vehicle and the victim ran to a residence for help.
At 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious activity call in the 15400 block of Westwick Road in which a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle was in the driveway of a residence with the engine running. It appeared that someone was trying to hide in the vehicle. Officers found the stolen vehicle abandoned. Two K-9 teams searched the immediate area and were unable to locate the suspects.
The vehicle, a silver 2008 Nissan Altima was towed to the Monroe Police Department as evidence, a search warrant is pending. The suspects are described as a white male, 5’6”, 160-170 lbs., light colored hair wearing a red “hoodie” and a white female, 5’7”, skinny, dark complexion, black hair and wearing a dark colored coat. These suspects may be known to the registered owner of the vehicle who was not present at the time of this incident. This does not appear to be a random act.
The Monroe Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300. Anonymous information may be left on the Department’s tip line at 360-863-4600.
For additional information on this media release, contact Administrative Director Debbie Willis at 360-863-4579.