3 injured in Bellingham home invasion robbery



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two masked men armed with a rifle invaded a home early Tuesday in Bellingham, tied up five residents and ransacked the house.

Police were called by a sixth resident who managed to escape.

Arriving officers saw a robber with the rifle as the two walked through the house emptying drawers.

When one of the suspects came out carrying bags of stolen proplerty, he was chased down and arrested. The second crawled out as ordered and was arrested.

The two suspects — a 20-year-old from Bellingham and a 35-year-old from Blaine — were jailed for investigation of burglary, robbery and kidnapping.

Of the five people who were tied up, three had minor injuries but refused treatment.