On March 7, 2023, at about 7:39 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1600 block of Bartow Road in McKinleyville for the report of a home invasion armed robbery.
At the residence, deputies contacted an adult female victim. The victim told deputies that she had been inside the residence when an unknown man entered through the unlocked front door. The man reportedly brandished a firearm at the victim and then zip-tied her wrists together. The man reportedly demanded cash and struck the victim with his fist. A second suspect reportedly arrived and together, the suspects ransacked the residence, stealing a large amount of cash. The victim did not sustain visible injuries as a result of this incident.
The suspects remain outstanding at this time. The victim was only able to describe one suspect as a Spanish-speaking Hispanic male adult, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, heavyset build and a buzzed head.
This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about 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.