Nov 5, 2016

Fortuna motel armed robbery suspect same as the one on Eureka?

On November 5, 2016 at approximately 4;53am, Officers responded to a Motel, located on Alamar Way for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers contacted an employee who reported a male adult approximately 6'03", thin build, wearing a dark jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, red t-shirt, black bandana covering his face, entered the business, brandished a sawed-off type shotgun and demanded money from the employee.  The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.


  1. Its unfortunate this criminal hasn't been caught yet. The motel's and service stations need to change their cash policy to have all transactions credit card/ebt card only after 10pm. No money at all since its put in a cash vault and not accessable until 7am or whatever time the owners want. As for being open at these greedy hours to get every cent possible, when does the robbery and cash loss eventually warrant closure from 12am to 7am?
    We didn't have as many armed robberies in the past, but opportunity and 24hr open changed the ballgame drastically.

    1. How are you going to make that work then when someone wants $5 back on a debit card? All you will do is simply make nighttime robberies happen in broad daylight. Tweakers don't care what time of day it is if you haven't noticed. Also, we're tourist dollar-driven when the weed part of the economy is taken out. There are MANY travellers, truckers, and otherwise rolling through at 10pm, midnight....3am. Why punish them for the actions of some late night junkie? And what do you mean by "greedy hours to get every cent"? If you're not shopping there, which I can assure you many people do, if only late night travelers, then don't bother spending your money there. Problem solved.

  2. Yes, because it's obviously the victims' fault for getting robbed.