Pullman Police arrest home invasion suspects | Crime
Pullman Police arrested two individuals suspected of a home invasion robbery on Monday. The pair allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint in her home around 11:30 am that morning.
Police responded to a home on the 800 block of NE Michigan on Monday morning after a woman reported she was robbed at gunpoint by two African American males that forced their way into her home. The suspects took a cell phone, laptop computer and wallet containing credit cards before fleeing.
The victim’s neighbor reported finding the suspects on his property just prior to the robbery. He later discovered there had been an attempt to enter his home as well. Another neighbor reported seeing suspicious subjects in a light grey vehicle.
The victim’s credit cards were used to make an unusually large number of gift cards at a Wal-Mart located less than three miles from the robbery scene. Officers detained seven people in two vehicles, one of which matched the light grey description.
Police arrested 22-year-old Daraaraa Waqo and a 17-year-old male. Both provided Seattle addresses. The two suspects were arrested on suspicion of First Degree Robbery and First Degree Burglary. Waqo was transported to Whitman County Jail. Police say the 17-year-old will likely be transported to Martin Juvenile Hall in Spokane.
Investigators are looking into possible connections to a number of other crimes that have occurred in the area since October 31st. One of those incidents is a robbery involving a handgun with similar suspect and vehicle descriptions.