Update on the Touchstone Jewelers home invasion robbery
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick Police have an update on the Touchstone Jewelers home invasion robbery that happened on February 9th. Police say the robbery may be connected to similar robberies in the Portland area in 2009 and 2010. They do not think the Kennewick robbery is connected to one in Wapato back in January.
Police say three armed robbers went to the jewelry store owner, Marck Welsh's home around 10:30 PM. They barged in with masks and guns. A neighbor said the Welsh's wife, two daughters, and grandchild were tied up with ropes while the robbers kidnapped the owner and forced him to drive his truck to Touchstone Jewelers.
A police sketch artist has drawn composite sketches of two of the three suspects. They are described as Hispanic males, 25-35 years old. Police say one suspect speaks excellent English, with a slight Spanish accent. The second suspect may not speak English. The victims say both suspects wore new-looking, tan work boots and were dressed as construction workers. The third suspect (no sketch available) is described as being in his late teens to early 20s, about 6'2". They may have access to a light-colored, boxy 4-door sedan, possibly a Chrysler 300.
Kennewick Police are asking for any information involved. They are offering an award of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 586-TIPS if you have information.