BELLINGHAM, Washington: Watch Your Back South Asian Americans

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

From the article Bellingham police warn of thieves targeting Asian American business owners at their homes:

The Bellingham Police Department (BPD) has issued a community alert about a regional burglary group targeting residents in Bellingham. BPD Detectives said the group had been focusing on business owners of South Asian descent.

“It is very sad in the fact this is a specific group of people who are being targeted and we don’t know why," Bellingham Police PIO Claudia Murphy said. “That is terrifying for folks whose house is their sanctuary. You are supposed to be safest in your own home.”

Police said the group was hitting homes near greenbelts and trails which served as an easy way to keep eyes on when the home is alone and the ideal escape route.