BELLINGHAM, Wash. — According to an affidavit of probable cause to arrest prepared by Bellingham Police and filed by prosecutors in Whatcom County Superior Court, a man threatened a teller at a Bellingham credit union on E Holly Street with a knife on August 29th.
Bellingham Police responded after an employee had called 911. Initial reports were that a subject was displaying a knife while demanding money.
Upon arriving, employees pointed the officers to a man who was detained and placed in handcuffs. The teller told an officer the man became upset when unable to withdraw money from an account. He then displayed a butterfly knife while saying it was to ensure he got his money and threatened to stab the teller.
The man, identified as Daniel Allen Beckley Rydberg, age 37, was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail. He is scheduled to make a preliminary appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court today, Thursday, September 1st, where he faces the following charges.
- felony 1st degree robbery
- felony harassment with threats to kill or do bodily injury
Rydberg remains in custody without the option to post bail. Bail is expected to be set at the preliminary hearing.
Rydberg has prior felony convictions for assault and burglary.