[UPDATE 5:36 p.m.] EPD Captures Bank Robbery Suspect

Eureka Police outside the bank robbery

Eureka Police outside the bank about two p.m. [Photo provided by a reader]

Eureka Police just tweeted,

UPDATE 5:36 p.m.: Press release from the Eureka Police Department:
Robert Isaac Monroy.

On May 3, 2018, at about 1:48 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to the 2900 block of F Street for the report of a bank robbery. Officers were on scene searching the area within minutes.

Based on witness statements, details of the robbery, suspect description, and surveillance footage, Detectives quickly developed a suspect. The suspect was identified as 31 year old Robert Isaac Monroy.

Officers and Detectives began searching the area for Monroy. Several local business, including the Bayshore Mall security, were notified of the description of Monroy and urged to call EPD, if he was observed by their staff.

At about 3:40 p.m., Monroy was observed at the Bayshore Mall bus stop by security staff. EPD dispatch was notified and Monroy was taken into custody without incident by the responding officers.

Monroy was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a charge of robbery. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

The Eureka Police Department would like to thank the citizens, local businesses, and especially the Bayshore Mall security for their assistance with this investigation. If not for their help, Monroy may not have been taken into custody so quickly.

Earlier Chapter: Report of a Bank Robbery in Eureka



  • Great Job! Excellent coordination. Now if they can just get the mini car back.

  • Robbin Hood. God forbid he has some McDonalds money right?

  • Good thing he didn’t make it to garb he would blend right in

  • Such a deal. Bank robbery and only a $50,000 bail. I can’t believe there is even bail. No wonder the new Eureks ‘crime map’ is covered in colored dots.

  • Why did he dress as side show Bob?

  • At least he robbed a bank! Not a friggin gas station! Remember what Wiley Sutton said when they asked him why he robbed banks. “ Cuz that’s where the money is! “

  • What happened to his hair ?

  • Five years and out. Then mayor of Arcata. He’d fit right in.

  • Divide by Zero

    Clever disguise.

  • Quick apprehension EPD!!

  • No white guy ever looks good in dreds, Mugsy.

  • groba dude osnt trustafarian

    Whoa, that is one crazy-looking dreadlock-dude… Nice work LEO’s!

  • Boy, Jesus really let him self go.

  • isaac is good man with mental health issues. he is nor an addict. he is caring and kind and would never hurt anyone. his problem is he is like a 10 year old trapped in an adults body. he is easily tricked and lead astray because of his iq. his family loves and misses him. and i am truly sorry to hear this sad sad news.

    • Thank you for this sobering reality check, koastdog.

      Was about to post another typical attempt at a comedic reply when I read yours. Now I am appropriately shamed.

      Truly nothing funny about this story, at all. Best wishes to Isaac and his family, and here’s hoping those “influences” are investigated & prosecuted as if they themselves committed the robbery.

      NOTHING ok about manipulating people with mental health issues. EVER.

    • Most 10 year olds wouldn’t rob a bank, if he does have mental issues I hope they will be addressed and won’t have to go to prison, Even though that seems like where they put them now days, would be the only example of this I have seen on here that’s actually true if so, everyone says they have mental illness but it’s self inflicted from drugs (no sympathy there) this guy doesn’t look like a hard drug user to me, he does look a bit crazy though.

    • [edit] anybody who seals from other people is not a good person.

      • I believe the banks robbed absolutely everybody during 2001-2008.

        Then the government said we need to save them from failing….with more of our money.

        • Yep.

          Except for this clarification:

          the banks robbed absolutely everybody during 1397 – 2018.

    • Thank you, with all my heart koastdog i agree with you 100% and that has also been my experience and observation about Issac. He is a sweet person having a hard time and im ashamed at all the non caring judgemental ignorance i see on this page written about someone none of them know. Sending prayers to him and his family.

  • Funny, you could say the same thing for robbing a bank, during business hours, with innocent bystanders around. Feel sorry for the people who had to go through the traumatic experience, not knowing if the robber was going to assault or rob them.
    People need to be held accountable for their actions at some point.

    • White dreds 😂 , and I thought hippies where peaceful and loving , and didn’t steal ?? He must have got fired from the hill off the trim scene , and got desperate. Hopeful hcso will make him shower

  • local observer

    this guy walked into RMI one day dressed in middle eastern attire and with a horrible accent ask for 10 mm ammo. I could tell he wasn’t anything other than a white guy with nothing better to do than mess with rednecks. the look on the faces of the staff was rather interesting. everyone in there except me was dialing 911.

  • 50k bail for bank robbery. Huh, maybe i’ll go rob a bank.

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