By Caleb Hutton
A 16-year-old boy told Bellingham police he was robbed of cash by two armed men over the weekend.
The boy claimed he was walking at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the 4100 block of Cordata Parkway, when two men approached him and demanded cash, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young. The men’s faces were covered. One suspect flashed a weapon, possibly a gun, so the boy handed over his money.
A family member prodded him to report the crime to police, Young said. He called 911 the next day, describing both assailants as 5-foot-8 black men with a thin to medium build.
Victims of crimes should call police as soon as possible, Young added.
In other robbery news, at the time of this posting, police have yet to track down the victim of a possible mugging at a Ferry Avenue apartment complex late Friday.
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.
Western Washington University issued a pair of campus alerts while police searched for the suspects.