Arcata Police Department press release:

On Friday February 21, 2020, at approximately 10:21 am, an attempted bank robbery occurred at the Umpqua Bank Downtown Arcata branch. The suspect approached a teller inside the bank and demanded money, but fled prior to receiving any. A weapon was not observed nor implied. The suspect fled on foot westbound from the 1000 block of G Street.


The suspect is described as follows:

A white male adult, with pale skin, in his early to mid-twenties. He is 6’0” to 6’2” tall, with a medium build. His hair is blonde and curly, worn short on the back and sides, and bushy on the top. He was last seen wearing eyeglasses, a purple long sleeved thermal type shirt, with a dark colored over the shoulder satchel and light blue jeans.

APD is investigating this incident and requests anyone with information to contact communications at 707-822-2424 or the APD Tip Line at 707-825-2588.