Home Invasion in Benbow
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:
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at about 1:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred on Meadow View Rd., in the Benbow area. When Deputies arrived on scene, they met with a male victim who told them several suspects arrived at his residence in a black, “lifted” Ford F-250, short bed truck.
The suspects were armed with handguns and demanded the victim give them money and drugs. The suspects destroyed all of the phones in the residence, and stole $1,500 in U.S. currency, as well as a shotgun. Then they forced the victim into his own vehicle, and drove him to a different location, where they left him. The victim was able to walk to a safe location and contact law enforcement.
Three of the suspects are described as white male adults, armed with crowbars.
Two of the suspects are described as black male adults, armed with pistols.
Deputies later located the victim’s vehicle unoccupied under the Dean Creek Bridge.
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.