Eureka Police Department
Press Release
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA  95501

Phone:  (707) 441-4060
FAX:     (707) 441-4334


PRESS RELEASE #2012-0715
Subject :

Marijuana Seller Robbed by "Customer"
Contact :Ofc Amber Cosetti or Sr Det Ron Harpham    707-441-4044

On July 15th 2012 at about 6:32pm, the Eureka Police Department received a report of a residential robbery that had just occurred at an apartment in the 200 block of Grant Street.

An investigation at the scene revealed that a male acquaintance had called the victim earlier to arrange the purchase of processed marijuana bud. The suspect arrived at the victimís apartment a short time later accompanied by a second male adult. The suspect and second male were in the apartment for about half an hour. When a purchase price had been determined, the suspect removed a small caliber handgun from his person and displayed it to the victim. The suspect then fired at least one shot, grabbed the marijuana from the victim, and fled the residence with the second unknown male.

No one was injured as a result of the shot fired by the suspect. However, the apartment was occupied by three other adults as well as the victimís toddler son who was in an adjacent bedroom at the time of the incident.

The suspect and second male were last seen fleeing the area in a white Nissan Maxima, unknown license plate.

Suspect(s) Description:

#1 - Adult male, 20ís, thin build, dark shaved hair, white shirt, and dark pants, possibly goes by the nickname of ďRuck.Ē

#2 - Adult male, 20ís, no further description.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who knows the identity of the suspect, is urged to contact the Eureka Police Department at 707-441-4044.