BELLINGHAM - A man robbed a Bellingham coffee stand of about $200 after telling a barista he had a gun Friday evening, June 22.
The suspect approached Cruisin Coffee, 800 Alabama St., about 8:15 p.m. wearing a bandana, or some kind of covering that masked most of his face, said Bellingham Police Sgt. Dennis James. He implied he had a gun and demanded cash. A barista handed over about $200.
The suspect ran away eastbound on Alabama Street, James said. He was described as Hispanic and heavy-set. He wore a dark red hoodie and black pants.
Other details were not noted in a police report: the suspect's estimated age, height, any visible facial hair, the color of the bandana and which of two windows he approached.
Witnesses who spoke with police didn't see the man get into a vehicle, James said.
A police dog was unable to pick up a strong scent trail. Rain showers fell off and on Friday evening. James has heard the rain helps keep a scent low to the ground, and that can help dogs track down a suspect.
James said the case remains under investigation. Police don't know if the crime is connected to a Thursday morning robbery at Walgreens, 1070 E. Sunset Drive.
Anyone with tips should call 911.