On 03-23-2012, approximately 3:50 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs was notified of an armed robbery that just occurred at the 76 gas station located on the corner of Reasor Rd. and Central Ave, McKinleyville. The lone male suspect pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect was provided with cash from the register and fled the store. The clerk was shaken up, but uninjured. There is a video of the robbery which was obtained by the deputy.
The suspect was described as white male adult with dark hair wearing a grey or tan sweatshirt blue jeans and white sneakers and was wearing a white mask and white gloves. He was also carrying a back pack.
He was last seen running south of the store.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. If you live in the City Limits of Eureka the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit can be reached at 707-441-4373