Hank Sims / Monday, Nov. 6 @ noon / Crime
Fake SWAT Team Worked Redwood Valley Area, Too — Demanding Weed and Money, Armed Robbers Took Cars and Shoes Instead
- Armed Men in Tactical Gear Rob Spanish Tourists Near Lady Bird Johnson Grove
- 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana, Vehicles Stolen by Armed Men in Tactical Gear on Bald Hills Road, Says Sheriff’s Office
From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 11-02-17 at about 8:20 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to Bair Rd in the Redwood Valley area for an armed robbery that had just occurred. Once on scene, the two victims told the Deputies earlier they had stopped at the gate to their property just off Bair Rd.
While stopped two males came out of the dark and pointed rifles at them. Both males had something covering their faces and were wearing “Swat” type gear. The suspects were described as white or possibly Native American. One was in his late 20’s and the other likely in his 30’s or 40’s.
The suspects demanded money and marijuana. The victims told them they didn’t have either. The victims were ordered out of the two vehicles they had been driving and the suspects took their shoes. The suspects then got into each of the vehicles and drove away. The suspects were last seen headed towards Hoopa. There was possibly a red Ford truck following the suspects.
- Stolen vehicle #1 1991 blue Ford F-150 regular cab pickup Ca lic# 6K24346
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating the stolen vehicles or suspects. Please call 911 immediately if either is spotted. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
- Stolen vehicle #2 2006 Silver 4-door Toyota Tundra pickup Ca lic# 8B88852