Suspect in Coast Central Bank Robbery Today Believed to Be Carrying a Firearm
Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department confirmed that officers are still on the lookout for a suspect in this afternoon’s robbery of the Coast Central Credit Union at the Bayshore Mall where a man made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers were dispatched at approximately 3:45 p.m. to the report of a 6 foot tall male in his late twenties with dark hair and thin build wearing baggy jeans who had handed a note to a teller demanding money. At the time, it was believed the suspect was unarmed. However, at about 4:45 p.m., an announcement went out over the scanner that after reviewing surveillance tape, a detective believes that the suspect possibly had a “firearm at his waist.” Officers are now being advised that the suspect may be armed and dangerous.
In addition, an officer discovered the red hat and thermal shirt that the suspect was wearing during robbery had been discarded in the Walmart parking lot. So officers are no longer looking for a suspect wearing those items.