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Who robbed this Ferndale bank? Detectives have a photo of him and they’re sharing it publicly

Police released this security camera photo of a man suspected of robbing the Washington Federal Bank in Ferndale.
Police released this security camera photo of a man suspected of robbing the Washington Federal Bank in Ferndale. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Authorities continued their search Saturday for a man they say robbed the Washington Federal Bank in Ferndale on Friday.

To aid their investigation, Ferndale Police released late Friday two bank security camera photos taken of the suspect – described by witnesses as “a pale skinned Hispanic male, younger looking, about 5’-6” tall and thin build…”

Authorities said the suspect was last seen wearing baggy clothing – blue/gray flannel shirt and white ball cap with a New York Yankees logo.

Ferndale Police responded to the bank at 2045 Main St. on a report of a robbery at 5:31 p.m. on Friday, just before the bank’s 6 p.m. closing time.

“The suspect presented a note demanding money,” police said in a news release. “After being provided with a small amount of cash, the suspect fled through the main doors on to Main Street and proceeded eastbound.”

There were no indications the suspect brandished a weapon, according to emergency radio traffic Friday night.

No injuries were reported.

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Police released this security camera photo of a man suspected of robbing the Washington Federal Bank in Ferndale. Ferndale Police Department Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies, Washington State Patrol troopers and Lummi Tribal Police officers, helped their Ferndale counterparts set up perimeter and search the area immediately following the incident, but the suspect could not be found.

No other updates were available from police Saturday afternoon.

Those with information about the incident are asked to call the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5725. Tips can also be emailed: jpike@ferndalepd.org.

John Mangalonzo: 360-715-2280, @JMangalonzo

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