Victim of Yesterday’s Robbery in SoHum Gives Details
Yesterday, two men allegedly stole marijuana at gunpoint and while fleeing crashed. They then headed west from 101 into the woods and law enforcement is still on the lookout for them. The alleged victim of the crime spoke to us and explained his side of the story.He was introduced to the two suspects by a friend who had known them for a year. “They are from Atlanta, Georgia,” the victim explained. He met them in the parking lot of a Garberville motel. He left and came back later with marijuana pounds.
About 4:30 p.m., he entered their room “They pulled a gun on me and grabbed my 215 marijuana,” he said. They then zip-tied his hands behind his back and took off.
As soon as they left the room, he managed to get free. “I broke the zip-ties and chased after them,” he said. The victim said as he raced through town in his new-to-him pickup, he honked his horn to alert people that he was coming fast.
“When I got to the south end of town, I tried to block [the suspects] in and they rammed me [with their car],” he explained. Afterwards, he continued to chase them north on Hwy 101.
He said that he kept close to them. “I was dialing 911,” he said, when “they pulled a gun and pointed it at me…I dove in my seat. I laid down and think I swerved and hit them….I spun out and totaled my truck.”The suspects’ vehicle was also inoperable and the victim said he saw the two flee the car headed west while carrying two duffle bags.
Soon after, officers arrived. “The officers were really nice to me,” the robbery victim said. “They were truly concerned. I had my 215 and explained it to them.”
The victim is hopeful that the suspects’ insurance might be responsible for some of the financial cost of losing his vehicle. “I just bought the truck,” he said. “I might be able to get their insurance to pay for it because [the suspects] pulled a gun on me and that caused the accident.”
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