BELLINGHAM - The Bellingham Police Department searched the Western Washington University area late Friday night, Jan. 11, after a nearby resident called 911 saying he may have witnessed an armed robbery.
A resident living on the 3000 block of Ferry Avenue, off Bill McDonald Parkway, called 911 around 10:30 p.m. saying he may have witnessed a robbery while looking out of his third-story window, said Sgt. Dave Richards. The caller said he heard someone say "don't take my phone" and saw three black males confronting a white male in the parking lot. The caller said he thought one of the black males was wearing a white mask and pointed a handgun at the victim.
The Bellingham Police Department, including a K-9 unit, responded to search for the suspects, but didn't find anyone, including the victim.
"Obviously, if we do have a victim who was robbed of his phone, we would like to talk to him," said Richards.
Western issued two alerts to students notifying them of the incident.
Anyone with information should contact the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800.