Two Armed Robberies Occur Near Willow Creek, Unknown if Related
Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, at approximately 2 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery that occurred near Horse Mountain in Willow Creek. The robbery occurred around 2:00 a.m. on Friday the 13th. The victim was asleep in his vehicle when he was blinded by flashlights and struck with a firearm in the head by unknown suspects. The victim stated approximately $2,000 in cash was stolen along with his vehicle. The vehicle is described as a 1996 maroon Toyota T-100 with Texas license FXR-3009. The victim was unable to provide physical descriptions for the two male suspects.
On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at about 10:00 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a call of an armed home invasion robbery. The robbery occurred several miles up Friday Ridge Rd in Willow Creek at approximately 8:00 a.m. but was not reported to the Sheriff’s Office until 10:00 a.m. There were four occupants in the residence when two male suspects entered the residence and demanded money, keys, and firearms from the victims. The suspects were wearing dark hoodies and one was wearing a mask. There were apparently two additional suspects outside the residence; one male and one female. The suspects fled with three firearms and an unknown, large quantity of marijuana from the 215 grow that was at the residence. Suspects took the victims vehicle during the robbery which was later recovered by deputies in the Upper Mill Creek area. The victims described suspect #1 as approximately 5’7”-5’8” height, 130-160 lbs, thin build; Suspect #2 is described as approximately 5’11”-6’1” height, 160-170 lbs, with a thin, athletic build. The victims were unable to provide suspect information for suspects #3 and 4.
At this time it is unknown if these two incidents are related.
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.