Photo: HCSO.

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 09-07-2019, at about 9:15 p.m., a male subject entered the Patriot gas station on the 200 block of Blue Lake Blvd., in Blue Lake. The subject approached the counter and brandished a firearm at the cashier.  The subject demanded money from the cash register and ordered the cashier to place the money into a plastic bag.  The cashier complied with the demands and provided the money that was in the register.  The male subject left the store and fled eastbound on foot.  Deputies arrived on scene and searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.  The suspect was described as having a dark complexion, being about five feet seven inches tall with a medium build.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and had a bandana covering his face. He was in possession of a handgun.

The investigation is still ongoing.  The photograph above, taken from video surveillance, depicts the suspect during the incident.

Anyone with information about 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.