Spanish Tourists Robbed by Men Wearing Swat Vests

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt COunty Sheriff's OfficeOn 11-03-17 a group of tourists from Spain were visiting the Bald Hill Rd area of the Redwood National/State Parks. They parked the two vehicles they were driving in a wide spot just east of the Lady Bird Johnson parking area. They all went on a hike and returned to the vehicles between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. They were immediately approached by a male suspect wearing a tactical style vest with the word “SWAT” on the front of it. An additional male suspect then walked out as well. The second suspect was armed with what they described as an assault style rifle. All of the tourists were ordered to lay on the ground as a third suspect walked up from behind them. Suspect three fired four to five shots into the air. The shots were in rapid succession which led the victims to believe it was fully automatic. The tourists were ordered to empty their pockets and their belongs were collected by the suspects. The suspects then took both of the tourists vehicles.

Stolen Vehicle #1 white 1998 Ford Explorer California license plate 6EMC192
Stolen Vehicle #2 white 2001 Dodge camper van British Columbia plate LK7358

Suspect#1 White male adult 30-40 years old 5′-7″ to 5′-9″ with an overweight build.
Suspect#2 Not seen only heard. Used a lot of slang words and appeared younger
Suspect#3 Not seen or heard talking.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the publics help. If the suspects or stolen vehicles are seen immediately call 911. The suspects are to be considered armed and dangerous.

Also note the similarity to the armed robbers in this crime:




    “Tourists”. …
    When I go to Europe,I always choose the drug manufacturing areas to go exploring…
    Tell the other trimmigrants!

    • Thanx for the correction, auto correct changed it and I didn’t catch it.

    • if weed leaves this area, this will be everyday on the news, unless of course they decide not to release public info or donate enough to get certain news organizations to not run selected releases. blaming the weed industry for the actions and byproducts of poverty is just plain stupid.

    • Are you kidding me! People come from all over the world to bathe in the beauty of the redwoods. Everything in life is not drug related!

  • This is so crazy scary!! Where is this park located near? I didn’t recognize any of the names? I’m glad they are ok but what a terrible situation and especially for our tourists!!!!

  • “A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a Texas church, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history.”
    we clearly need to focus on the opposite of building a wall.

  • Vacationing tourists or kids looking for a summer/fall job – doesn’t matter. Robbing at gunpoint = 20 years of prison. They’ll be caught eventually…

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  • If it’s the ‘same’ people, you steal 1000 lbs of Marijuana (worth more or less a million bucks)…
    and then end up stealing tourists cars ?

    Gotta be crazy.

  • Get the FBI Involved

    Spanish Tourists in vehicles that are from 1998 & 2001??? Rental companies usually have much newer vehicles. Something’s not right with this story. Why wasn’t law enforcement flooding the area when this happened?

    • It seems really fishy!

    • dead vehicles everywhere

      Trimigrants fly into the country, then often buy cheap vehicles off of Craigslist or something like Craigslist. They use these burner vehicles for transportation while they are here, and then when they leave, so do they the vehicle on the side of the road for the county, or on the border of private property for the owner to dispose of. Or, they will try to sell it if the can. If it doesn’t sell, it’s usually left abandoned.

  • I hope they catch these guys soon. They are really going a bad way. The guns they had were plenty deadly, I’m sure, but I doubt they had full auto weapons. Those are rare.

  • Need more info!

  • Hmmm wonder if they were trimmers lmao. Everybody needa stay off the hill if yall ain’t with the shit!!!

  • Tourists were visiting? Wonder if they had a work visa? Or were they getting paid under the table? Does the county ordinance outline anything labor related ? Or is the third world style still ok?

  • It is very possible that “the GROUP “ really are tourists. People from Europe often come over , buy an old beater for cheap and take their N American tour which includes Canada , Alaska and Mexico ……….who cares if they just maybe picked up a few bucks along the way ? what happened to them is still a very bad crime. I meet people from all over the world who still travel this way when I am down on the Baja.

    Isn’t anyone old enough to remember traveling around on a shoestring with a backpack in Europe , Asia or Latin America?

    Lets not be so jaded , but CATCH those scary rat bastards !

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