Suspect in rape, robbery still on loose

ckrotzer@theolympian.comApril 22, 2013 

Police continued to look for a man who raped and robbed a 23-year-old Lacey woman Friday, deputies said Sunday.

The woman was home alone in the 8200 block of Union Mills Road Southeast and was confronted by a man wielding a knife when she tried to let her barking dog outside, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The man allegedly forced his way into the woman’s home and sexually assaulted her. He then took cash and the keys to her white 1999 Volkswagen Jetta.

The car was found in a parking lot near Martin Way and Hoh Street Northeast, according to Lt. Greg Elwin. The car was impounded and will be processed by a forensics team.

The man was described as white and skinny, about 5 feet 10, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants with his face covered by a red handkerchief or bandanna.

No arrests had been made as detectives continued to follow leads Sunday, Elwin said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360-704-2740 or Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.

Chelsea Krotzer: 360-754-5476 @chelseakrotzer

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