Nov 14, 2016

Benbow Inn suspect allegedly discharged a firearm into the floor to hasten the clerk into handing over cash

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at about 9:00 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Benbow Inn in Garberville for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred. The clerk told deputies an unknown suspect entered the business, brandished a firearm and demanded money.

The clerk hesitated in complying and the suspect discharged the firearm into the floor. The clerk then complied. The suspect retrieved an unknown amount of cash and fled through the main entrance into an unknown direction. No one was injured during the robbery.
The suspect is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, about 6’ tall, thin build, wearing a black mask, black jacket, blue jean pants, brown boots and black gloves.

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