3 men reportedly invaded Shelter Cove home, demanded money, pot and locked up residents in basement

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The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On April 7, 2018, at about 2:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hillside Drive in Shelter Cove for the report of a home invasion and robbery.

According to the victim, at about 1:45 p.m. three men with firearms entered the victim’s garage and forced him to get on the ground. The three suspects demanded money and marijuana from the victim, before searching the residence. A second victim inside the home was also forced to

get on the ground as the suspects searched the residence.

The suspects stole a firearm, both victim’s cell phones, $500 cash and packaged marijuana, then forced the victims into the residence’s basement, locking them inside. The victims were able to escape a short time later, calling law enforcement from a nearby residence.

One suspect is described as a black male adult in his mid to late 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, average build with a narrow face and a 1-2 inch beard. He was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt or jacket. The two other suspects are only described as black male adults in their mid to late 20s.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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