1 of 2 home invasion suspects turns himself in

Webcam captures 2 men ransacking home in south Everett
By Nicholas Johnson | Apr 05, 2017
Courtesy of: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office This photo, taken from a webcam video, shows two men inside the bedroom of a home in south Everett. The men are suspected of breaking into the residence and robbing the homeowner, who was present during the incident.

One of two suspects who were caught on a webcam breaking into a south Everett home and robbing the homeowner March 29 has turned himself in to police.

Calvin Q. Bennett, 26, of Seattle flagged down a Snohomish County Sheriff’s captain Friday, March 31, and allegedly said he was one of two men who invaded a home at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning a few blocks west of Mariner High School in south Everett.

Bennett was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail the same day on a second-degree strong-arm robbery charge. Bennett, who is being held on $50,000 bond, has not offered any further information about the incident or the other suspect, according to police.

The sheriff’s office said it believes a webcam video of the incident that was widely shared on social media led to Bennett giving himself up. A March 29 Facebook post by the sheriff’s officer has garnered nearly 14,000 shares and roughly 670,000 views as of April 4.

The 45-year-old homeowner, who hid in a bathroom during the incident, had turned on her computer’s webcam prior to the robbery.

“She had a web camera in her house, and it captured everything,” Shari Ireton, communications director for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, told the Beacon.

The video of the robbery shows two men scouring a bedroom and confronting the homeowner off-camera in the bathroom. The homeowner, who sustained minor injuries, can be heard screaming during the confrontation. The men ripped jewelry off of her and stole her phone before fleeing, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident or the second suspect, described as a black man in his 20s, is encouraged to contact Detective Geoghagan at 425-388-5258.

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