Humboldt County Sheriff’s press release:

On 12-18-2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives conducting follow up on the armed robbery located what appeared to be the truck used during the robbery. The truck was parked in front of a residence located in the 2900 block of Johnson Road, Hydesville.

Sheriff’s Deputies, Fortuna Police and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the residence and surrounded it. The Hydesville Elementary School was near the residence so they were notified by the Sheriff’s Office and kept their students in the classrooms as a precaution. Deputies attempted verbal and phone contact with the owner of the residence with no success. A Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant was obtained for the residence and the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the scene.

SWAT Team members entered and cleared the residence. No one was located in the residence. Detectives are still on scene searching the residence. Additional Information will be released at a later time.

Anyone with information about this case is requested to contact Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detective’s Jennifer Turner at Ph. 707-268-3642 or Cheryl Franco at 707-268-3644. They can also call the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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