Seattle men caught with 'home invasion robbery kit'

Seattle men caught with 'home invasion robbery kit'

Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

Evidence presented in the case against David A. Cox and Tyree Nation. The pair pleaded guilty to federal gun charges. Prosecutors say the pair stockpiled weapons in their home. Police also found drugs and stolen electronics.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

The mask and flex ties were a clue, so were the stacks of boxes of stolen electronics. But it was the sawed-off shotguns that tipped police off that two Seattle men were up to no good.

According to the Seattle P-I, Seattle police caught David Cox and roommate Tyree Nation with what police claim was a "home-invasion robbery kit."

Federal prosecutors say the roommates stole dozens of keyboards and tripods from a South Park warehouse where they both worked. After the eqiupment went missing, King County sheriff's detectives raided their home and discovered a trove of pistols, shotguns and rifles. Deputies seized 17 weapons, up to $10,000 worth of stolen merchandise, a small amount of drugs and multiple items in their "kit."

"Cox's fingerprints were on one of the short-barreled shotguns found in a bag with what can only be described as a 'home invasion' toolkit,'" Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hobbs said in court papers.

Both men are suspected, but not formally accused, of committing or planning home-invasion robberies targeting King County drug dealers and traffickers.

Both have pleaded guilty to federal gun charges. Cox was likely headed to federal prison for possessing unregistered weapons; both face theft-related charges in state court.

Cox later wrote a letter of apology to the judge for his conduct and said he plans to stay away from guns once he is released from prison.

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