By Caleb Hutton
BELLINGHAM — A purse-snatcher on East Maple Street robbed a couple as they walked home from the bars early Saturday, Oct. 27, police said.
A woman, 32, and her boyfriend, 29, were walking home at 2:35 a.m. in the 600 block of East Maple when they turned down a back alley to take a shortcut.
A man sneaked up on them from behind, grabbed the woman’s purse and ran off, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young.
Officers noted the couple was “extremely intoxicated,” so they weren’t able to give a good description of the suspect, Young said. They were certain the robber was a man. But they couldn’t describe his height, weight, age, race, hair, clothes or anything else about him.
He was last seen westbound on East Maple, and may have turned north onto North Garden Street.
Anybody in the area who saw something suspicious should contact the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800. After hours, call 911.