Robbery 1st Degree
Case # 23F6446
On 08/15/2023, at about 8:25 a.m., Ferndale Police were dispatched to an armed robbery at Haggen Grocery. Employees advised that after confronting a male who was suspected of stealing alcohol and tools, he displayed a knife before fleeing.
With the assistance of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and the Bellingham Police Department, officers searched the area for the suspect with a K-9 and a drone. After a search that lasted approximately 2 hours, Officers were able to locate items left behind by the suspect as he fled but were unsuccessful in locating him.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American male, approximately 5’-8” tall, wearing a camouflage / black shirt, black pants and black sneakers. He was carrying a backpack with him at the time of the robbery and has several tattoos on his arms.
Law enforcement is clear of the area. The Ferndale Police Department does not believe the suspect to be an imminent threat to the general public at this time. Surveillance photographs / video of the suspect will be released as they become available.
Officers are continuing to investigate and have established probable cause for Robbery in the 1st Degree. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Officer Foeung at 360-483-5723 or at firstname.lastname@example.org