Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Dec. 5, 2018, at about 11:56 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a gas station on the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave. in Eureka.

According to the store clerk, a male suspect entered the business shortly before midnight. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded cash from the register. The suspect then fled from the business with over $300 in cash.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, possibly in his 40’s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a thin build, wearing a blue bandanna on his face, a black sweatshirt and dark-colored baggy pants. The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on Myrtle Ave. on foot.

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