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Eureka Police looking for ‘Smash and Grab Bandits’

From the Eureka Police Department: 
 
The Eureka Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the 
suspect(s) involved in a recent rash of “smash and grab” (glass break) 
commercial burglaries occurring in Eureka. Since January of this year, EPD has 
identified at least 29 burglaries to retail stores sharing a similar modus operandi 
in which 1-2 male suspects use objects (such as rocks, bricks, and 
miscellaneous tools) to force entry via glass break into closed, alarmed 
businesses. This is primarily occurring under the cover of darkness during the 
early morning hours. 
 
The suspect(s) typically grabs selected merchandise and then quickly flees the 
scene on foot or bicycle. The suspect(s) appears to be a white or light-skinned 
Hispanic male in his 20’s with a medium to slender build. He typically wears dark 
clothing with a hat and/or hood and attempts to obscure his face from 
surveillance cameras. It is believed the same 1-2 individuals are responsible for 
the majority of these burglaries. Items taken have included clothing (such as 
shirts and designer jeans), tobacco, cash, electronics, jewelry, and tools. Most of 
these burglaries have occurred in the Henderson Center, Old Town, and 
Downtown (4th/5th
 Street corridor) business districts. 
 
Anyone with information concerning these crimes is asked to contact the Eureka 
Police Department at (707) 441-4060 (main office) or (707) 441-4044 (dispatch)