The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Humboldt County Sheriffs in finding the suspects in a bank robbery which occurred today at 10:03 a.m. at the Bank of America in McKinleyville.
When deputies arrived at the scene they met with witnesses who told them the suspect entered the bank and reportedly began waving a black revolver and pointing it at tellers and customers telling them it was a bank robbery. The suspect then jumped over the counter and loaded a bag he brought with him with the bank’s money.
After loading the bag the suspect fled the bank on foot and reportedly headed westbound on Hiller Avenue dropping money as he fled. Witnesses then saw the suspect get into a vehicle driven by another individual. The suspect vehicle was described as a Nissan Pathfinder of Xterra type with tinted rear windows and was last seen driving westbound on Hiller Avenue.
The amount of money stolen is unknown at this time.
An immediate broadcast of the bank robbery suspect and vehicle description was sent to all local law enforcement agencies and a search for the suspects immediately after the incident. The FBI is also assisting with the investigation.
The suspect is described as a black male adult, 5-9 to 5-10” tall, around 30 years of age, wearing black tennis shoes with thin white strips on the arches, grey sweat pants, black sweat shirt, red under shirt, grey cotton style gloves, aviator style sunglasses, white bandana across face and a short cropped mustache to lip line.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.