Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

Between 6-13-2014 and 07-30-14, Hoby’s Market, Scotia has been burglarized three times. The last two burglaries occurred on 07-28-2014 and 07-30-2014. All the burglaries occurred between 12:00 midnight and 5:30 a.m. The burglars have stolen several boxes of Camel and American Spirits Cigarettes, Backwoods Cigars, cases of rolling papers, men’s magazines and several bottles Grey Goose Vodka, Cuervo Gold Tequila, Fireball Whiskey and candy. The burglar(s) smashed a side window of the business on 6-13-2014, and have re-entered via that same window after pushing in the plywood covering. The total estimated loss is over $3,000.00 at this time.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Fortuna Police have responded to the alarm calls at the business; however the burglar (s) have fled prior to the deputies’ arrival.  The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.