Armed robbery reported at bank inside Bellingham grocery store; lone suspect remains at large

Law enforcement officials are searching for a man suspected of conducting an armed robbery Monday inside Haggen grocery store in Fairhaven.

The robbery was reported at 5:56 p.m. Monday, April 1 at the People’s Bank on 12th Street inside Haggen grocery, according to Megan Peters with the Bellingham Police Department. Multiple Bellingham and Western Washington University police officers responded to the scene, but the suspect left the area before they arrived.

The suspect has been described as a black male in his 30s, 6 feet tall and with an average build. Witnesses said he was wearing a dark medical mask and dark clothing, including a dark jacket with patches on both upper arms.

Authorities have yet to comment on what weapon was used or what was taken during the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact BPD through the non-emergency line at 360-676-6911 or at