A 73-year-old woman was taped to a recliner in her Kennewick home before a man and two teenagers stole items from her.
Eric. A. Rosas, 21, of Kennewick, and two boys, ages 12 and 14, who are brothers, are accused of breaking into a home in the 600 block of Hawthorne Street on Sunday evening.
Sgt. Ken Lattin said the suspects found the woman sleeping and put a pillow case over her head, then duct taped her to the chair.
“It is not clear the relation between Rosas and the two boys,” said Lattin. “We have a lot of work to do.”
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The trio allegedly began stealing items, including guns.
After not hearing the suspects’ voices for about an hour, the woman freed herself and went to a neighbor’s home for help.
"She was transported to Trios ER due to some recent heart issues that flared up during the incident. She suffered minor injuries," according to police.
Detectives found a van Monday morning with what appeared to be some of the stolen items in view through the windows.
Officers linked the van to Rosas and found him and the boys at a home on the 200 block of East Columbia Drive, arrested them and sought a search warrant to seach the van, said Lattin.
Rosas and the brothers were arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Rosas was booked into the Benton County jail, and the brothers were taken to the juvenile detention center in Kennewick.