Masked Man Robs Eureka Gas Station
A masked man robbed Humboldt Petroleum about 11:50 last night. He brandished a firearm at the clerk, demanded money, and fled.
Eureka Police officers arrived quickly in the area. A K-9 was deployed to track the robber. According to the scanner, officers on foot soon spotted a man mounting a motorcycle. The motorcyclist sped off southbound on Glen Street.
At this point we haven’t been able to reach Eureka Police Department to determine what the outcome was. We’ll update as soon as possible.
UPDATE 7:50 a.m.: The suspect was not captured last night. According to Brittany Powell, spokesperson for the Eureka Police Department. The suspect who had black hair was wearing a black face mask covering lower part of his face and glasses. He also had on a black and white plaid hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, tan pants and white tennis shoes.
The officers who arrived on scene, Powell said, used a K-9 to track the suspect’s scent. Some officers spotted a man pushing a motorcycle. The man got on the motorcycle and began driving off. Officers attempted to make contact and stop the vehicle. The motorcyclist stopped briefly and then accelerated away. However, Powell said, “The clothing of the man on the motorcycle did not match [those of the robbery suspect] but the clothing could have been changed. It is unknown if that is the subject in the robbery.”