Armed Robbery at Gas Station in McKinleyville
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 this date at 1:43 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local alarm company of an alarm activation at the 76 gas station in the 2600 block of Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The gas station clerk then contacted on 911 and reported they had just been robbed of an undisclosed amount of currency.
Deputies arrived on scene within a minute of the call and learned there was one suspect who had fled on foot southbound on Central Avenue. Deputies searched the surrounding areas but the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, 5’8-5’10 and was wearing a black hoodie, grey face mask and armed with a baseball bat.
This investigation is on-going. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.