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Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On May 23, 2023, at about 12:28 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 1000 block of Murray Road in McKinleyville for the report of an armed robbery.

According to an employee of the business, an unknown male suspect reportedly entered the business and brandished a firearm at the employee, demanding cash. The suspect then fled the store on foot.

The suspect is described as a heavyset male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, last seen wearing a blue hooded Carhart jacket, dark pants and a red bandana over his face.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this case or the identity and whereabouts 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, reference case number 202302378.