Large Knife Used in Early Morning Robbery
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Friday, April 8, 2016 at about 0045 hrs, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the McKinleyville Shell Station on Central Ave in McKinleyville. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a male victim. The victim stated an unknown suspect entered the store brandishing a large Bowie style knife and demanded cash. The victim removed the money from the cash register and gave it to the suspect. The suspect fled on foot southeast of the gas station.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, possibly late teens to early 20’s, about 5’6”, 160 lbs, wearing a black had, red bandana covering his face, a black sweatshirt with green lettering on the front, black pants, and black gloves. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.
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.