Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Nov. 21, 2018, at about 6:51 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a home invasion armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence on Wilder Ridge Road in Honeydew. 

According to the male victim, three men entered the victim’s bedroom, one of which was in possession of a firearm. The suspects forced him out of bed and onto the floor, then zip tied the victim’s hands. The suspects demanded money and other items from the victim.

The suspects then physically assaulted the victim, prior to fleeing the residence. The suspects stole over $6,000 worth of property from the residence, in addition to two vehicles. The suspects are believed to have used one vehicle to ram open a locked gate on the property in order to flee. One of the stolen vehicles was found disabled approximately one and a half miles south of the residence.

The second vehicle, a red 2005 Toyota Tacoma extended cab truck, California license plate number 7U89877, is still outstanding.

One suspect is described as a white male adult, with a graying beard, wearing a blonde wig, aviator sunglasses, tan steel-toed work boots, blue jeans and a blue and gray plaid button-up shirt. 

Two other males and one female are believed to be associated with the suspect. The victim was unable to provide a description of the additional suspects. 

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.