BELLINGHAM, Wash. — An alert issued by Western Washington University detailed an armed robbery that reportedly occurred this morning, January 7th.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. this morning at the In and Out convenience store at 2219 Douglas Ave. in Happy Valley about three blocks south of Bill McDonald Parkway, a group of of suspects approached a woman sitting in her car in front of the store, pepper sprayed her, removed her from the car and then drove off in the vehicle. The group of suspects was made up of as many as five people.
The stolen vehicle was a green 2002 Ford Explorer. The suspect who pepper sprayed the victim is described as a white male about 6 feet tall, wearing blue jeans and a white hoodie. Anyone with information on this incident or who spots what might be the vehicle should call 911 immediately.
University Police are investigating. Should more information become available, it will be shared with the campus community through the Western Alert system. WWU Campus Advisory message (January 7, 2022)