As of Friday, July 8, 2016
ZILLAH A resident is recovering from injuries sustained in a home invasion robbery this morning.
At about 4 a.m., a man forced his way into a home in the 800 block of Carlsonia Street.
The resident was home alone and was awakened by an intruder, police said. After a brief struggle, the assailant hit the victim with a firearm. He threatened the victim and demanded money and other valuables.
The victim was able to call 9-1-1. Police and Yakima County Sheriff's Office deputies, tracked the suspect with the aid of a K-9 unit, police said.
Officers lost track of the suspect and he fled in a dark-colored SUV at a high rate of speed, police said.
The victim was treated at the scene, police said. Family members later took the victim to Toppenish Memorial Hospital.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 509-829-6100