Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Nov. 28, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call for service regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Azaela State Reserve parking area.
Deputies made contact with the victim at a nearby McKinleyville business. The victim told deputies that he and a male passenger had been in their vehicle at the parking area when a male suspect approached the victim asking for a cigarette. The suspect then left the parking area in a Chevy Blazer. According to the victim, the suspect vehicle returned several minutes later and struck the victim’s vehicle. Two male suspects exited the Blazer, brandishing firearms at the victim. The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet.
The two suspects were last seen fleeing northbound on Azalea Avenue toward McKinleyville in a 1994 to 2000 model white Chevy Blazer, possibly spray painted black.
Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male adult, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, approximately 150 pounds, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and dark jeans.
Suspect two is described as a White male adult, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 150 pounds, with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing dark clothes with a blue bandanna covering his face.
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.