BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Two suspects in an early morning home invasion in the Alabama neighborhood were taken into custody by Bellingham police today.
This after a 21-year-old Bellingham man called 9-1-1 to report that he saw several people wearing masks inside his home in the 2800 block of Saint Clair Street robbing his roommates.
Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young says the caller – who was in a separate part of the house – said there were 5 victims in the house upstairs.
The caller was instructed to escape the home through a bedroom window.
Once on the scene, officers witnessed two suspects walking through the house ransacking drawers, one was carrying a rifle.
One of the suspects that left the house carrying multiple bags of stolen property was chased by police and after a struggle taken into custody.
The second suspect was also arrested after police broke out a garage window and held them at gun point.
Five victims were located in various rooms, bound by tape.
Three had been assaulted by the suspects and received facial injuries.
20-year-old Brandon Keck of Bellingham and 35-year-old Ananda Eichhorn of Blaine were booked into the Whatcom County Jail for first degree burglary, robbery and kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm.