SEATTLE — Police are looking for several men who were “armed (and) masked” when they broke into a Beacon Hill home early Tuesday, pistol-whipped the homeowner and forced a five-member family into the bedroom while ransacking the home.
The victims told police they heard a loud bang at their front door around 2:45 a.m. in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South. The homeowner and another resident went to investigate, and were held up at the door by a man with a “laser-sighted” handgun, victims told police.
Once inside, as many as six men — all wearing masks and dark clothing — forced the family of five into one bedroom, police said.
The intruders then robbed the home of jewelry before leaving.
The 50-year-old homeowner suffered a laceration on the back of his head from the pistol-whipping and was taken to Swedish Hospital for treatment. No other injuries to the families were reported.
Robbery detectives are investigating the incident.