Armed Robbery in Hoopa as Victim Attempts to Deposit Money in Credit Union
Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 09-05-2015 at 00:55 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an armed robbery with a handgun that occurred at Coast Central Credit Union in Hoopa, CA. A Deputy Sheriff responded and searched the area for the suspect but was unable to locate the suspect. The deputy then proceeded to the Hoopa Tribal Police Department to speak with the victim.
The male victim, age 32, works at the Hoopa Mini Mart, HWY 96, located in Hoopa, CA. He stated while he was attempting to deposit an undisclosed amount of cash from the business into the deposit drop box, the suspect came around the corner of the building and pointed a flashlight and gun at him. The suspect demanded the money and the victim was hesitant at first. The suspect then cocked the gun and the victim then gave him the money. The suspect fled west into a field behind Coast Central Credit Union. The victim then left the scene and called law enforcement.
The suspect is described as Native American, male, 5’7”, 130lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a logo on the front, black pants, black sun glasses, and a blue bandana.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.