SHELTON, Wash. – Robert E. Michal, 47, is wanted by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, and Unlawful Imprisonment. The court has set Michal’s bail at $250,000. Michal has also used the names Robert E. McDonald, Michael Roberts, and Lane Alan Michal. Michal’s last known address was in Orting, Washington and is known to have ties in Pierce County. Michal is considered armed and dangerous. He has a criminal history which included five prior felony convictions.
Michal is wanted in connection with a vicious home invasion robbery of an elderly Lilliwaup couple’s home on January 12, 2012. During the investigation the couple told investigators they were awoken by a barking dog and when the husband investigated, the suspects forced their way into the home.
Investigators say the robbers, a masked woman and two masked men, spent over an hour inside of the house assaulting and terrorizing the couple. When the robbers finally left, they had taken guns, safes, drugs, and the couple’s Kia Sedona Van. Two of the suspects have been arrested and the couples vehicle has been recovered. Michal is still at large.
Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Michal should not approach him and call 911 immediately. Michal is considered armed and dangerous.