Armed robbery in Eureka on Monday night

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Monday at about 9:30 pm, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received the report of an armed robbery at Bonomini's Market in the 3800 block of Little Fairfield Street, Eureka. The clerk reported the suspect entered the market, brandished a handgun at them and demanded cash. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot westbound on Allard Avenue carrying a pillow case. The pillow case contained the market's cash drawer with an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect did not fire the handgun and there were no reported injuries.

The suspect was described as wearing all black clothing with a black mask covering his face. It is believed the suspect is possibly a white male adult, tall with a large build. The Sheriff's Office is in the process of obtaining surveillance footage of the suspect and photographs will be released at a later time. This investigation is on-going.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect do not attempt to contact or apprehend him. Call 911 or the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at (707) 445-7251. Information can also be forwarded to the sheriff's crime tip-line at (707) 268-2539.