Police have released a composite drawing of suspects in a robbery and another attempted robbery Monday, Nov. 8, near Sehome High School and Western Washington University.
The first crime occurred at 9:30 a.m. outside at 25th Street and Taylor Avenue. A woman reported a man robbed her of her backpack at gunpoint. The gunman fled, and the woman was not injured.
At 4 p.m., two suspects accosted a man as he walked on a trail from Bill McDonald Parkway southbound one block west from 25th Street.
A fight ensued, and the victim told police one of his attackers had a gun. The gun went off, and a bullet grazed the victim’s neck. The suspects fled north on a trail. The victim was treated at the scene by medics.
The suspects are described as two Asian men in their 20s who are both clean cut and about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Police are encouraging the public not to walk alone on trails and to report any suspicious behavior by calling 911.
Anyone with information regarding these robberies should contact Bellingham Police Detective Dale Jones at 360-778-8823.