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On Feb. 20, 2019, at about 2:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Stagecoach Lane in Willow Creek for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted a male and female victim. The victims told deputies that they had been awoken by an alarm triggered at a cannabis storage unit on the property near the residence. When the victims went outside to investigate, an unknown subject physically assaulted the male victim. Meanwhile a second suspect grabbed hold of the female victim. The suspects then reportedly pointed a firearm or taser at the victims and forced them to lead the suspects to the storage unit. The suspects stole approximately 50 pounds of processed cannabis, then fled the area in an unknown vehicle.
The victims were unable to provide a description of the suspects or suspect vehicle, but told deputies there were possibly three suspects involved.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.