Public’s help sought in identifying suspect in attempted armed robbery in McKinleyville

The sheriff’s office is asking the public for help in identifying this suspect in a McKinleyville armed robbery attempt this week. (Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office — Contributed)
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The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: 

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of an attempted armed robbery at a McKinleyville business last week.

On Oct. 23, 2018, at about 1:47 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 1000 block of Murray Road in McKinleyville for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.

According to the reporting party, a male suspect entered the business wearing sunglasses and a hood. The suspect approached an employee and asked to purchase cigarettes. The employee requested the suspect first remove the sunglasses and hood in order to purchase the item. The suspect brandished a firearm at the employee and then fled from the store. The suspect did not reportedly steal any items from the business.

Deputies were unable to locate the suspect following a search of the nearby area.

The suspect is described as a white male adult with a dark complexion, in his late 40’s or early 50’s and approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this subject, or related case information, 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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