Could the Same Dastardly Duo Have Robbed Two Gas Stations This Morning?

Two gas stations in northern Humboldt were robbed this morning–one in Eureka (see below) and one in McKinleyville (see here.)

The two incidents occurred in different jurisdictions. The Eureka Police Department is in charge of the first and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office in charge of the second. Brittany Powell, spokesperson for the EPD says, “We don’t know for 100% certain that [the individuals involved] are the same but [the two law enforcement agencies] are working together.” The cases, she said, are very similar. “There is the same description of a firearm and similar clothing.”

The duo appears to have traveled north. First, they hit the Eureka station before 5:36 a.m. then they hit the McKinleyville station about 6:45 a.m. That’s a roughly 20 minute drive. Did they stop for coffee?

If you have any information about either crime, please contact the appropriate agency.

Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On 01/28/16 at about 5:36 a.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a gas station on the 3500 block of Broadway for the report of an attempted robbery that had just occurred.

The employee told officers that two males wearing masks entered the gas station and told him to open the cash register. One male brandished a small silver semi auto pistol while the other attempted to open the cash register. After a short time, the two males left the store empty handed in an unknown direction. Prior to leaving, one male said, “Have a good day.” Officers checked the area but were unable to locate any suspects.

Both males were described as light skin with black masks. One male was wearing a gray horizontal striped hooded sweatshirt and shorts over pants. The second male was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Detective Cosetti at (707) 441-4315.


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