Monday, September 28, 2020

APD Searching for Suspects in Robbery

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 2:23 PM

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The Arcata Police Department is searching for two suspects in a strong-arm robbery who fled in a black Nissan Rogue.

According to APD Detective Sgt. Chris Ortega, at about 12:51 p.m., his department received a report of the crime and responded to a motel in the 4800 block of Valley West in Arcata where they spoke to the victim. According to the victim, two acquaintances had held him down in his motel room and eventually fled after having taken a undisclosed amount of money.

The two men are described as Hispanic and are said to be driving a rental vehicle which is a black Nissan Rogue with license plate number 8JBC734.

“Investigators are following up on leads,” Ortega told us.

Read the full APD press release below.


On Monday September 28, 2020, at approximately 12:51 pm, the Arcata Police Department responded to a strong-arm robbery inside of a motel room in the 4800 block of Valley West Boulevard. A 29 year-old male victim reported two male acquaintances held him down inside of his room and took an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects fled in an unknown direction of travel in a black 2019 Nissan Rouge, bearing California license plate number 8JBC734. The suspect vehicle is a rental out of San Francisco. Weapons were not used or mentioned during the robbery.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1: A Hispanic male in his twenties with a medium build, last seen wearing a black hat, dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a Gucci brand satchel across the front of his body.

Suspect #2: A Hispanic male in his twenties with an athletic build, last seen wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, dark blue sweat pants and multi-colored sneakers.

Investigators are following up on leads and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428.

Suspect and suspect vehicle photos are available through Arcata Police Department's social media.
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