Another in What Appears to Be a Series of Stickups Occurred Last Night in Fortuna

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Image: “Crime” by Abu badali, based on public domain.

In the last three days there have been four stickups using a sawed off shotgun by a man in the Eureka/Fortuna area. Below is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department on the latest one we know about. We’ve included links to the earlier stickups below that.

On November 5, 2016 at approximately 4;53am, Officers responded to a Motel, located on Alamar Way for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers contacted an employee who reported a male adult approximately 6’03”, thin build, wearing a dark jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, red t-shirt, black bandana covering his face, entered the business, brandished a sawed-off type shotgun and demanded money from the employee.  The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Fortuna Police Department at 707-725-7550 or the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Earlier similar crimes that may be related:



  • This is a very scary situation….Luckily no one was hurt…everyone please please be vigilant! Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings! Again we were very lucky no one was hurt…please be aware folks!

  • Early Christmas money. The holidays seem to always be stressful! The suspect must want to get his shopping done before all the craziness on Black Friday. I’m not condoning the way he’s going about though.

  • CCW people!!!!

  • I’m sure he will strike again and i hope this time he strikes out

  • Maybe it’s the bandana bandit that was robbing the 76 on mck all the time i don’t think the cops ever busted him or them ,and the cops probably won’t catch them eather I will be watching for up dates .

  • Wow its getting bad around here.i used to work for humboldt petroleum,it’s have no way to protect yourself behind that counter.a locked bullet proof shield is the way.just not cost effective,they say.wait till someone god forbid gets killed and the family sues.i hope that never happens.but their a sitting duck.i hope all business’s are paying attention it’s going to be a bad season.god bless all of us!!!

  • I always enjoy G-MA comments such a nice lady

  • Keep the powder dry. These Buggers gotta go!

  • They’re looking for easy targets. Late at night, low people flow, darker locations. We started pulling video after hearing about this robbery, and sure enough, he walked up to our business and tried the door handle. Being locked, he walked away. Don’t be an easy target!

  • I hope he is caught before it escalates in to violence or homicide, it’s just a matter of time if it is the same person

  • If only the victims had been walking around armed, gun in hand, round in the chamber, finger on the trigger, they could have gotten the drop on the thieves.

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