Press release from the Fortuna Police Department:
On Wednesday, May 18th 2022, at about 1:20 PM, Fortuna Police received a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred at Coast Central Credit Union, located in the 1800 block of Main Street, in Fortuna, California.
Officers and Detectives responded. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that an unidentified suspect entered the credit union, contacted a teller, and demanded money. The unidentified suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and fled the credit union on foot. No weapon was mentioned or observed, no persons were injured, and there is no evidence of a sustained or continued threat to public safety.
During the investigation, officers canvassed the area with the assistance of the Fortuna K9 unit and with the assistance of several allied agencies. Video surveillance of the unidentified suspect was obtained and several images are attached with this press/media release. We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. If you witnessed the incident or have any information that can aid in the identification of the suspect, please contact the Fortuna Police Department as soon as possible.
The unidentified suspect is described as a Caucasian male believed to be in his late twenties to early thirties with brown hair tied in a bun. He is further described as being approximately six feet in height or slightly taller with a thin muscular build. He was last seen wearing a blue ball cap with “Cabela’s” written on it in yellow, prescription type eye glasses, a standard cotton type face mask, a blue long sleeve button up collared shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
The Fortuna Police Department is working collaboratively with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on this investigation.
The Fortuna Police Department would like to publicly thank allied agencies for their response and assistance in attempting to locate the unidentified suspect. These agencies include the Rio Dell Police Department, CAL-Fire Law Enforcement Division, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Highway Patrol and the F.B.I.
Any information on the incident or on the identity of the suspect in this case can be directed to Detective Ryan Richardson at (707) 725-7550.
The Fortuna Police Department remains committed to public safety and transparency. Any media questions regarding this incident can be directed to the Patrol Commander, Lieutenant Matthew Eberhardt at (707) 725-7550.