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Armed robbers steal man’s wallet in Sehome neighborhood, alert says

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Two men armed with a pistol and a knife robbed a man who was walking home north of Western Washington University, according to a campus alert sent out Tuesday night.

Police were still searching for the robbers Wednesday.

A man, 22, reported he was robbed of his wallet at North Garden and East Maple streets by the two armed men, according to police. One man – about 5-foot-9, with a bandanna over his face – held a pistol with a dark finish, the alert said. A second man had a knife. He was wearing a hat and a bandanna. They fled in a white sedan that turned onto East Chestnut, a one-way street that goes away from downtown Bellingham.

The man reported three or four people were in the car. The alert said part of the license plate read “NB.” Police declined to release further information Wednesday, but Bellingham police Lt. Danette Beckley noted that detectives were following up on the case.

No one was injured, Beckley said.

No other witnesses have come forward. Tips can be directed to the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800 or cob.org/tips.

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