From the Eureka Police Department:


On September 11, 2017, at about 2:52 p.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the parking lot of a supermarket on the 600 block of West Harris Street for the report of a robbery from a female in her 70’s.

The victim said she was putting her shopping cart away when an unknown female approached and pulled her purse from around her shoulder, causing her to fall to the ground. After taking the purse, the suspect jumped into the back seat of what appeared to be an older Nissan Pathfinder.

Based on information provided to officers, the suspect was identified as 25 year old Eureka resident, Michelle Randall. On September 13, 2017, at about 11:35 a.m., officers located Randall near the 400 block of P Street. Randall was in possession of items belonging to the victim. Randall was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for robbery, elder abuse, and probation violation. She is being held on $50,000 bail.