Man armed with shotgun invades South Whidbey residence

A masked man broke into a Langley area home and robbed a residence at gunpoint last night.

The Island County Sheriff’s Office, in a news release, reported the robbery occurred around 10 p.m. Monday evening. Neither of the two residents were injured, and nothing was stolen from the home.

“Apparently he did not leave with anything,” said Detective Ed Wallace.

The suspect, described only as an unknown masked male, entered the home through a window, pointed the shotgun at the residents inside but did not make any demands. After searching the South Whidbey home, he left a short time later possibly in a black Volkswagen Jetta based on a witness statement, said Wallace.

The sheriff’s office did not have any suspects at the time, and the make and model of the shotgun was not known.

Earlier this month, the Bayview Valero gas station was robbed by a masked man also using a shotgun. The sheriff’s office did not know if the two burglaries were related.

“There is no direct indication that it’s related, but we’re not ruling anything out,” Wallace said.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to contact the Island County Sheriff’s Office at 360-678-4422, 360-679-9567 or


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