Police: 66-year-old man pistol-whipped, robbed in Columbia City home invasion

SEATTLE -- Two men pistol-whipped and robbed a 66-year-old man after breaking into his Columbia City home Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

The victim, who is a taxi driver, told police he stopped by his home in the 4400 block of South Brandon Street at about 11 p.m.  to check his email when two men barged through the door, which he had been left ajar.

He told police that one suspect pointed a gun at him while the other man searched the apartment. They demanded his wallet and hit him on the head several times with the butt of the gun, the victim told police. He added that the two then fled in a car.

The victim was treated by medics at the scene, police said.

Robbery detectives are investigating and ask that you call 206-684-5535 if you have information about the incident.