Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Nov. 14, 2021, at about 6:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a grocery store on the 2500 block of Harris Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of an attempted robbery.
According to a store clerk, an unknown male entered a checkout line with a half-eaten donut taken from the store. The male refused to pay for the donut, brandished a firearm at the store clerk and demanded cash from the register. The store clerk denied the suspect’s request and the suspect fled the store.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a navy hat, black gloves and jeans.
This case is still under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect 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.