HCSO seeks attempted robbery suspect identification

LOOK FAMILIAR? Attempted robbery suspect wearing hood and sunglasses inside the business. Submitted photo


Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

MCKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of an attempted armed robbery at a McKinleyville business Oct. 23.

At about 1:47 a.m. that day, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 1000 block of Murray Road in McKinleyville for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.

According to the reporting party, a male suspect entered the business wearing sunglasses and a hood. The suspect approached an employee and asked to purchase cigarettes. The employee requested the suspect first remove the sunglasses and hood in order to purchase the item. 

The suspect brandished a firearm at the employee and then fled from the store. The suspect did not reportedly steal any items from the business.  

Deputies were unable to locate the suspect following a search of the nearby area.

The suspect is described as a white male adult with a dark complexion, in his late 40s or early 50s and approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this subject, or related case information, is encouraged to contact Deputy Leipzig at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.


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