By Caleb Hutton
A Bellingham man was robbed of his wallet and skateboard late Monday, Dec. 3, after a group of four people beat him on East Holly Street, police said.
The 27-year-old man was riding in the 500 block of East Holly when a group of people — two men and two women in their late teens or early 20s — stopped him to ask if he had any money, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young.
He told them no, argued with them for a bit, and then tried to ride away. They stopped him and beat him, taking his wallet and skateboard in the scuffle, Young said.
No weapons were used. The man’s injuries were minor, according to police.
Few details were available about the suspects, aside from the rough estimate of their ages. A detective is following up on the case, and hopefully will get better descriptions of the suspects from the victim. As of the latest report, police had not spoken to any eyewitnesses, Young said.
As a policy, Bellingham police don’t say how cash robbers got away with.
If you have any tips, call the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800. After hours, call 911.