Eureka robbery, car theft suspect apprehended in Lake County

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EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) – From the Eureka Police Department: 

Update:
Nicholas Savieo was taken into custody without further incident in Lake County by Clear
Lake CHP on August 15, 2018. Savieo was in possession of the stolen Nissan Pathfinder.

Original Release:
On August 15, 2018, at about 2:00 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department
responded to a gas station on the 1700 block of 4th Street for the report of an armed
robbery that had just occurred. The suspect was last seen walking through the alley to the
rear of the business. Officers searched the vicinity but were unable to locate the suspect.
Upon review of surveillance, it was determined the suspect entered the business armed
with a knife and pipe and immediately attacked an employee. The suspect then fled on
foot with lottery tickets. The employee was not injured during the attack. From the
surveillance, officers were able to identify the suspect as Nicholas Savieo (32 of Eureka).
At about 3:40 a.m., officers responded to a gas station on the 1000 block of Broadway for
an additional robbery. A male suspect entered the store with a knife attached to a stick
and demanded money. The suspect took the employee’s keys and fled the scene in the
employee’s vehicle, a white 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, CA license plate #4YUX106. The
suspect’s weapon and description matched the earlier description of Savieo, however; the
identity of the second robbery suspect has not been confirmed.
There is an arrest warrant out for Savieo for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and
false imprisonment. Savieo is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be
contacted by citizens. The white Nissan Pathfinder (4YUX106) taken during the second
robbery is still outstanding and is listed as a stolen vehicle. Contact law enforcement
immediately if you see Savieo or the stolen Nissan Pathfinder.