Nov 9, 2016

APD arrests armed robbery suspect, will this stop the recent spate of similar armed robberies?

On Tuesday November 8, 2016, at approximately 2:45 am, the Arcata Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Alliance 76 located at 2205 Alliance Road.  A single suspect entered the store brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect fled on foot southbound with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a Native American male adult, 6'3" tall with a slender build and a tattoo near his eye.  His clothing was described as a maroon hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana covering his face.

A short time later officers contacted 46-year-old Daniel Roman of Arcata riding a bicycle in the area. Roman was wearing clothing that matched the description provided and he was later positively identified by a witness as the one that had committed the armed robbery. 

Roman was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Armed Robbery and Carrying a Canceled Dirk or Dagger. 

The weapon used in the robbery has not been located and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428

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