Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Locating Robbery Suspects

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:

HCSO Humboldt County Sheriff's OfficeThe Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to find two suspects believed to have robbed a man near Hoopa.

On May 29, 2018, at about 9:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call for service from a male victim who told dispatchers he had just been robbed.

The victim was attempting to hitchhike near the Vista Point in Hoopa when a dark grey Honda sedan with two occupants stopped to give him a ride. When the victim got into the vehicle, the front passenger of the sedan pointed a sawed off shotgun at him, demanding the victim to get out and leave his backpack in the car.

The suspects are described as two Caucasian male adults, thin built, in their early 20’s. The passenger is described as having a beard and wearing a grey baseball cap. The driver is described as wearing a dark hoodie. The suspects were last seen driving towards Hoopa.

Anyone with information about 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.

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