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Date Released: 2/17/2009
Subject: Attempted Robbery
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200901072
Released By: Sgt. Sylvia

Location: Garberville

On 2-15-09 Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Tsunami Surf Shop in Garberville in regard to the report of an attempted robbery. It was reported that a male subject had entered the store and brandished knife and demanded money. The store clerk was able to exit the store and contact law enforcement by phone. The suspect then fled the area on foot. Deputy Hamilton located the suspect in the area of the store and took him into custody. The suspect was identified as Sean Malcolm age 40 of Laytonville. Malcolm was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for attempted robbery.