PREVIOUSLY: Tourist Carjacked at Gunpoint on the Avenue of the Giants; Sheriff’s Office Investigating

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:


After contacting the victim and obtaining a detailed statement we have updated information. The female victim was sleeping in her vehicle when she was awaken by a white male adult. He first asked if she was ok, and asked for gas money. She gave the man four dollars and he walked away. He soon returned and showed her a bag of marijuana asking if she wanted to buy it. The doors to the vehicle had been locked up to this point. She then unlocked the doors and immediately a second suspect appeared. The second suspect brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and ordered her out of the vehicle at gunpoint. Both suspects were last seen traveling southbound on the Avenue in the victim’s vehicle, followed by a white sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry. The Sheriff’s Office has started trying to issue these press releases as the incident is unfolding, therefore details will change once we investigate further.

  • Suspect one: White male adult, average build, short dark colored hair
  • Suspect two: Hispanic male adult, very short hair, black bandanna over his face, and black baggie clothing.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information regarding this investigation call 445-7251.