Tacoma police Tuesday were investigating a home-invasion robbery in which the caregiver at an adult family home was tied up and the home ransacked.
Money and jewelry were taken, but no one was hurt in the break-in about 11 p.m. Monday at The Abbott House, a state-licensed home in the 1000 block of South Oxford Street, police said.
The caregiver told officers she awoke to the sound of breaking glass and then glimpsed someone coming toward her, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
The robber put masking tape over the woman’s eyes, moved her to the living room sofa, then bound her hands and feet with tape.
The value of the stolen money and jewelry items wasn’t immediately available, Fulghum said.
The woman, who is in her 60s, freed herself after an hour or so and called police. Though not physically hurt, she “was definitely very shook up,” Fulghum said.
Police suspect the home was targeted and the break-in was not random.
The two adults staying at the home were in their rooms and not injured, said Kathy Spears, spokeswoman for the state Department of Social and Health Services.
“We will be reviewing the situation to see if any safety situations need to be addressed,” she said.
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