One Sought for Armed Robbery During Marijuana Sale; One Arrested
This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On August 10, 2017, at about 6:45 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 1400 block of E Street for the report of an armed robbery during a marijuana sale. One suspect reportedly pointed a gun at the victim then fled on foot with a second suspect and about two pounds of marijuana.
After a brief foot pursuit, officers detained 25 year old Riordan Cockrum near Wabash Avenue and A Street. Cockrum was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for robbery, conspiracy, and resisting arrest.
The suspect who pointed the gun has not been located but has been identified as 25 year old Eureka resident, Anthony Burgess. Burgess is wanted for robbery and has an outstanding felony warrant for Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) violation. Burgess is considered to be armed and dangerous and citizens should not try to apprehend him.
If you have information on this incident or the whereabouts of Burgess, contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044.