Security camera footage of the burglary provided by Legend of Bigfoot.
UPDATE, Jan. 20:
The Outpost spoke with Legend of Bigfoot manager Mike White this afternoon, who said that the Sheriff’s Office’s initial report on the burglary was somewhat inaccurate.
While the store is still counting its inventory, White said that the burglars stole and damaged about $20,000 worth of property, not $100,000 as initially reported.
White said that the burglars took about $1,200 in rolled coins from under the register, along with a carload of nicknacks.
While the thieves raided the store’s easy-to-reach shelves, White said they passed up on much of the store’s high-priced burl decor.
“They took a ton of little items, not really the high-dollar stuff,” he said. “They took $3,000 to $4,000 dollars worth of t-shirts and miscellaneous jewelry and they did a lot of damage to the inside.”
The burglars also smashed the store’s flatscreen TV that displayed its security camera footage, possibly thinking that this would stop the cameras from recording.
“They weren’t the smartest people in the world,” he said.
The HCSO is traveling to the store today to collect evidence for its investigation.
Garberville’s flashy roadside gift shop Legend of Bigfoot was reportedly burglarized at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Samantha Karges told the Outpost that three burglars reportedly broke into shop on the 2500 block of Highway 101 and stole approximately $100,000 worth of cash and merchandise.
Security cameras captured the burglars ransacking the business and walking out with the cash register. However, the HCSO is not releasing any suspect information at this time.
“This case is still under investigation,” Karges said. “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.”