[UPDATE 5:36 p.m.] EPD Captures Bank Robbery Suspect
Eureka Police is investigating a bank robbery that occurred today on the 2900 block of F Street. Suspect is in custody. Press release coming soon.
— Eureka Police (@Eureka_Police) May 3, 2018
On May 3, 2018, at about 1:48 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to the 2900 block of F Street for the report of a bank robbery. Officers were on scene searching the area within minutes.
Based on witness statements, details of the robbery, suspect description, and surveillance footage, Detectives quickly developed a suspect. The suspect was identified as 31 year old Robert Isaac Monroy.
Officers and Detectives began searching the area for Monroy. Several local business, including the Bayshore Mall security, were notified of the description of Monroy and urged to call EPD, if he was observed by their staff.
At about 3:40 p.m., Monroy was observed at the Bayshore Mall bus stop by security staff. EPD dispatch was notified and Monroy was taken into custody without incident by the responding officers.
Monroy was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a charge of robbery. He is being held on $50,000 bail.
The Eureka Police Department would like to thank the citizens, local businesses, and especially the Bayshore Mall security for their assistance with this investigation. If not for their help, Monroy may not have been taken into custody so quickly.
Earlier Chapter: Report of a Bank Robbery in Eureka