Deputies search for Garberville gun thief

Garberville, Ca., (KIEM)- On Tuesday evening a young man walked into a Garberville business while the clerk and owner was logging new merchandise. According to reports from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, he asked the owner for customer assistance. At that point a newly unpacked pistol was left on the counter as the business owner went into the back of the store. Then, surveillance video shows the 5’11” man with dark brown hair and a beard taking the weapon and walking to a silver sedan with black after market rims.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. A second person in the sedan has already been identified, and is known by officers.

If you have any information about this theft, please contact HCSO at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Crime Tip Line at (707) 268-2539.