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Ferndale Police investigation determines armed robbery was falsely reported

FERNDALE, Wash. — Officials with the Ferndale Police Department announced today that an investigation into a reported armed robbery on Sunday, September 24th, determined no robbery had occurred.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered this robbery was falsely reported by a clerk of this business and did NOT actually occur. This matter is still under investigation for possible charges. Ferndale Police Department (October 23, 2023)

Ferndale Police officers had been dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at a retail business on Barrett Road, south of Main Street. They arrived to learn from an employee that 3 suspects had entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded money. 

The area was searched using a drone and K9 unit with assistance from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and the Bellingham Police Department.

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