Armed Robbery, High Speed Chase, but Suspect Escapes

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High speed lights stock image. [By Paolo Neo, via Wikimedia Commons]

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 Sunday, July 31, 2016 at about 00:10 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Shell gas station at 1606 Central Ave. in Mckinleyville for a robbery just occurred.  A suspect wearing a black hoodie, mask and carrying a black backpack entered the Shell, brandished a firearm and demanded cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money and property.  The suspect entered a dark colored Chevy Blazer and fled in the direction of Blue Lake.  The vehicle was located heading Eastbound on Hwy. 299 near Blue Lake and a pursuit was initiated when the vehicle failed to yield. The pursuit continued over 299 to Hwy. 96. CHP joined the pursuit and later terminated their involvement near Hoopa. The vehicle was located by deputies in Hoopa a short time later, where two female occupants were detained for investigation prior to being released. The suspect fled on foot into a heavily wooded area and was not located.

Suspect is described as a White, Hispanic or Native American male adult, approx. 30 years old, 5’09”-6’00” tall with a thin build and dark hair.

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.



  • Honeydew Bridge Chump

    Why do these places even take cash anymore if some goon is going to rob the place?

  • No cash no makes the world go round.its the universel language

    • Honeydew Bridge Chump

      Yea, but it could be no cash before 10 or after 8.

      • If everyone used digital currency the govt would own every cent and at their discretion take, devalue tax or otherwise misplace or misuse the money the rest of us who haven’t lulled into the ignorant hoarde earn. For all debts public and private. Think for yourself it’s tough but very worth the time

  • Hope that Blazer is running up impound fees… af

  • Supposedly 2 people were arrested on Telescope road in Hoopa by Tribal police at about 1:00 am possibly about this incident…

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