The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying a man who is believed to have stolen a firearm from a Garberville business.
Deputies were called to the business located on the 700 block of Redwood Drive around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2017 for the report of a burglary. According to the owner, the business had just received a pistol in a new shipment. That afternoon the owner had taken the firearm out to sign it into the business’ log book when a customer asked for assistance. The business owner left the firearm on the counter to assist the customer in the back of the store.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect take the firearm and walk outside to a vehicle parked in front of the business. The footage later shows another suspect, known to law enforcement, leave the business and also enter the vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying the unknown suspect. He is described as a white male adult, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, with brown hair, a brown beard and a mustache. He was wearing a black sweatshirt that said “Welderup” on the back, a red t-shirt, grey pants and a black hat. Both suspects were last seen in a silver/grey late model sedan with black aftermarket rims.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Crime Tip Line at (707) 268-2539.