[UPDATE: Captured] Man Stole Clerk’s Car After Robbing Gas Station in Eureka; Possible Suspect Allegedly Robbed Another Gas Station an Hour Earlier

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:

Nicholas SavieoOn August 15, 2018, at about 2:00 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a gas station on the 1700 block of 4th Street for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspect was last seen walking through the alley to the rear of the business. Officers searched the vicinity but were unable to locate the suspect.

Upon review of surveillance, it was determined the suspect entered the business armed with a knife and pipe and immediately attacked an employee. The suspect then fled on foot with lottery tickets. The employee was not injured during the attack. From the surveillance, officers were able to identify the suspect as Nicholas Savieo (32 of Eureka).

At about 3:40 a.m., officers responded to a gas station on the 1000 block of Broadway for an additional robbery. A male suspect entered the store with a knife attached to a stick and demanded money. The suspect took the employee’s keys and fled the scene in the employee’s vehicle, a white 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, CA license plate #4YUX106. The suspect’s weapon and description matched the earlier description of Savieo, however; the identity of the second robbery suspect has not been confirmed.

There is an arrest warrant out for Savieo for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment. Savieo is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be contacted by citizens. The white Nissan Pathfinder (4YUX106) taken during the second robbery is still outstanding and is listed as a stolen vehicle. Contact law enforcement immediately if you see Savieo or the stolen Nissan Pathfinder.

UPDATE Thursday: The Eureka Police Department sent out the following. “Nicholas Savieo was taken into custody without further incident in Lake County by Clear Lake CHP on August 15, 2018. Savieo was in possession of the stolen Nissan Pathfinder.”

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