KENNEWICK -- A man sitting at home late Saturday night was held at gunpoint when two robbers broke into his Kennewick apartment and stole some electronics.
One round was fired into the ground as the suspects left, possibly to intimidate the victim, said Kennewick police Sgt. Chris Guerrero.
No one was injured.
Police got word of the home-invasion robbery shortly before midnight and immediately responded to the apartment at The Village at Grandridge, 425 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
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Kennewick officers were assisted by Richland officers and Benton County sheriff's deputies in containing the area to look for the suspects.
However, the suspects got away.
According to Guerrero, the victim was in his apartment with the glass sliding door open.
The suspects opened that door, walked in, pointed a gun at the resident and started taking things. The stolen property included a TV.
As the robbers left, they pointed the gun at the victim in a threatening manner, then shot the round off into the ground, Guerrero said.
The gun was fired in a different direction and likely was not intended to hit the victim, he said.
The robbers went through neighboring yards and drove away in a four-door sedan.
The victim doesn't believe he knew the men because he's only lived in Kennewick a couple of weeks, Guerrero said. His name was not available.
The suspects are described as Hispanic men, 5-foot-8, wearing dark clothing and bandanas around their faces. One may have been wearing a hat.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 800-222-TIPS or visit www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.