[UPDATE: Suspect Taken Into Custody] Sheriff’s Office Seeks Info on Suspect in Armed Robbery/Carjacking
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:
Upon arrival, deputies learned that a white male adult entered the gas station armed with a firearm and demanded the money in the cash register. The male subject left the gas station with undisclosed amount of money and attempted to carjack a customer outside the gas station.
The male subject was contacted in that vehicle by Blue Lake Casino Security and brandished the firearm in their direction. He subsequently fled the area on foot and later carjacked a vehicle from the same area.Evidence was collected at the scene and the incident is still under investigation. The identity of the suspect is being confirmed at this time…
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.
UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: Suspect in This Morning’s Armed Robbery Taken into Custody