A man accused of trying to rob a woman in northeast Olympia Tuesday morning is in custody, according to Olympia police.
The 61-year-old man was found at Red Wind Casino in Nisqually just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery and unlawful imprisonment, Lt. Paul Lower said.
About 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, the victim says a man broke through a sliding-glass door of a home in the 1700 block of Mapleridge Court Northeast and confronted her. He was wearing a mask and demanded money.
The woman stepped back and the man began to look through the residence, Lower said.
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At some point, the woman knocked off the mask and recognized the suspect as someone she had once seen at a family member’s home. The woman even recalled saying “hello” to him, Lower said.
As a result, police think this was a targeted crime, not a random one, Lower said.
While the suspect was looking around the residence, a friend of the woman knocked on the front door. That scared the man and he fled, Lower said.