Armed Robbery in McKinleyville
Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Press Release:
On 07-04-13 at about 2:15 am the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the clerk at the Freeway 76 gas station located in the 1200 block of Murray Rd, Mckinleyville. The clerk reported that the station was just robbed. Deputies arrived within 5 minutes and the clerk told them a suspect wearing a black pull over type hooded sweatshirt had entered the store. The suspect had the hood pulled up and was wearing black gloves. The suspect brandished a silver colored pistol and told the clerk to put all the money in bag. The clerk complied with the request the suspect left the store on foot. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect. Later viewing of the surveillance video showed the suspect to be a wearing black mask or bandana over his face. The suspect is described as being about five feet nine inches tall with a thin build. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during the robbery.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.