According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec., 3, 2012:
On 12-3-2012, approximately 7:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an armed robbery which just occurred at the 76 Gas Station, 1980 Central Avenue, McKinleyville. When deputies arrived they met with the male employee. The victim told deputies he was alone in the gas station when two males entered via an unlocked rear door. The males were wearing black masks and gloves. One of the males had a dark colored handgun which he pointed at the victim and immediately ordered him to give them all the money from the safe. After the victim gave the suspects the money, he was ordered to lie on the floor. The employee was not injured during the robbery.
The suspects are described as follows:
- Suspect #1 – White male adult, 6’1 to 6’2”tall, thin build, black hoodie sweatshirt, black mask, black gloves, armed with dark colored handgun
- Suspect#2- male, thin build, 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” tall wearing a grey or white hoodie, dark mask.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.