According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Nov. 19, 2012:
On 11-18-2012, approximately 2:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the victim of a robbery. The 39 year old male told the responding deputies he was at the 76 Gasoline Station on Murray Road, McKinleville ( near U.S. 101) parked to the east of the store. He was standing by his white 2001 Chevy Tahoe when a black male adult came up and asked him for a cigarette. As the victim reached for a cigarette, the suspect drew a silver colored handgun from his front sweatshirt pocket. The victim believed the gun was a .38 caliber revolver. The suspect then ordered the victim to drive him to Clam Beach Vista Point, US 101, McKinleyville. When the victim parked the vehicle the suspect ordered the victim to give him all his cash. After the victim gave the suspect his cash, the suspect struck the victim in the head with the gun, knocking the victim unconscious.
The victim described the suspect as a black male adult, 5’9” tall, wearing a blue sweatshirt and black pants. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.