Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Sunday, at approximately 4:25 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a residential burglary which just occurred in the 2400 block of Cypress Avenue, Eureka. Deputies responded to the residence and met with the victims. The 57-year-old male victim told the investigating deputies he and his 77-year-old mother were asleep in his home when the man saw flashlights in the hallway. He thought his mother had awakened so he asked her if everything was O.K. the victim got up and walked down the hallway and saw his front door was open. The victim then saw his flat screen television was missing from the living room. He looked outside his home and saw two males wearing dark clothing attempting to put his television in the rear of a vehicle. The vehicle was parked on the north corner of Cypress and Cedar Street, Eureka. He witnessed the two males put his television into the rear seat of their car and drive away. He could only describe the car as a dark colored two door sedan.

The victim searched his home after calling the Sheriff's Office and saw nothing else was missing. Investigating deputies could not find any signs of forced entry. The deputies saw where the television had been and items were knocked over as if the suspects left in a hurry with the television. The victim told the deputies the front door must have accidentally been left unlocked.

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.