One suspect in McKinleyville armed robbery identified

Candice Keshan Swain
Candice Keshan Swain

Press release from Humboldt County Sheriffs Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday and has identified the driver of the vehicle. She is identified as

Candice Keshan Swain, 25 years old who is a transient. She is described as Native American, 5' 4" tall, approximately 145 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

The lead investigating deputy is still actively working on identifying the second female who was the one identified by the victims as holding the knife. She is known as, " Sonya ".

Sonya is described as Native American, approximately in her 30's, heavy set, about 250 to 300 pounds, dark short hair pulled into a bun, was last seen wearing dark clothing and in possession of a 4" to 6" blade knife. She is possibly from the Hoopa area.

A be-on-the-lookout to area law enforcement has been issued for Swain who is wanted armed robbery.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251, McKinleyville Sheriff Station at 707-839-3857 or the Sheriff' s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.