Two robberies and one grand theft in Eureka are believed have been committed by the same suspect, and the Eureka Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man. In one incident the suspect was seen leaving the scene in a small 4- door red Nissan. The suspect is described as a a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build with short brown hair - see the photo above and the video and more information from the press release below.
Anyone with information about these crimes, the suspect, the suspect vehicle or the location of the stolen property, please contact Detective Harpham at 707-441-4305.
Summary from the Eureka Police Department press release:
On Thursday, 4-18-13, at about 2100 hours, a suspect took 3 37” Westinghouse LED TV’s out through the emergency exit of Target in Eureka. The suspect fled in a small 4- door red Nissan with the license plate purposely concealed. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build, with brown hair. No force or threats were used by the suspect.
On Friday, 4-26-13, at about 2040 hours, a suspect entered Hana Restaurant at 2120 4th Street, ripped the cash register drawer from the register and attempted to flee the store. An employee interrupted the theft. The suspect was a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build with short brown hair. He wore large black sunglasses to partially block his face and he wore gloves. The suspect fled in a red 90’s model hatchback with the license plate purposely concealed. The suspect pushed and punched an employee in attempt to complete the theft. This use of force to complete the theft, turned the theft incident into a robbery.
On Saturday, 5-11-13, at about 2130 hours, a male subject entered Subway sandwich shop at 1906 4th Street, ripped the cash register drawer from the register and fled the store. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’2”tall, with brown/gray hair wearing an orange and green camouflage mask. The suspect fled on foot. No vehicle was seen. The suspect threatened to stab the employee if he tried to stop him from leaving with the cash register drawer. The use of threats turned the theft into a robbery.
The Eureka Police Department believes the three incidents were committed by the same suspect and request anyone with information in regards to the suspect, suspect vehicle or the location of the stolen property, to contact Detective Harpham at the 707-441-4305.
The Video below shows the crime as it's being committed at Target in Eureka-thanks Lost Coast Outpost and You Tube.