Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, just after midnight, a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff met with a 39 year old male robbery victim. The victim told the deputy he was at his residence on the 1000 block of Redway Drive in Redway conducting a business transaction with two males. The victim told the deputy he met with two black male adults, one of whom he was familiar with, called “Cheick.” The victim told deputies he prepared the packaged marijuana for “Cheick.” “Cheick” gave the victim a large envelope that supposedly contained cash. Then “Cheick” asked to purchase additional packages of marijuana and when the victim turned his back, “Cheick” pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and took the original amount of marijuana and fled in a vehicle with the second suspect.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male adult, 38 years old, approximately 6’2” tall, 175 lbs, with a bald head, wearing a black button down shirt, black slacks, black shoes, and goes by the name, “Cheick.”
Suspect #2 is described as a black male adult, 32 years old, approximately 6’1” tall, 240 lbs, with long, braided dreadlocks with light facial hair, wearing a black and white button down shirt, and black slacks.
The suspect vehicle is a blue, newer model, hatchback, with dealer plates, possibly a Hyundai or a Kia.
When the victim checked the envelope “Cheick” gave him for payment of the goods he discovered it was full of blank pieces of paper.
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.