McKinleyville Branch Bank Hit
They rob banks because that’s where all the money is. Desperate people do desperate things.
This morning at 10:03 am, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Office was notified of such a desperate heist– an armed
robbery just occurring at McKinleyville branch of Bank of
HCSO dispatch was advised by witnesses that, armed with a handgun, there was a suspect dude dropping money as he was fleeing from a bank.
When deputies arrived on the BofA heist scene, they met with the robbery witnesses.
They told the officers the suspect entered the bank and immediately began waving a black revolver around as if he owned the place. Pointing the gun at the tellers and customers, he told them, “This is a Bank Robbery!” just like it was a scene out of a Hollywood production movie that he watched too many times.
The suspect then got down to dirty business in short order. He nimbly jumped over the counter, grabbed the teller’s cash and coin with both hands, and loaded up his bag with the bank’s money. According to witnesses, he’d brought the bag along with him beforehand to make his withdrawal of the ill-gotten loot. Certainly no Boy Scout, he was unusually thoughtful and well prepared in respect to this clip job.
After stuffing his bag like a fat Thanksgiving turkey, the suspect fled the bank on foot– westbound on Hiller Avenue– dropping money all around like a trail of seasoned bread crumbs as he hurriedly split.
Witnesses saw the suspect getting into an accomplice’s vehicle driven by another guy. They described it as a white Nissan Pathfinder or Xterra type SUV vehicle with tinted rear windows.
No description so far has emerged of the second scoundrelous suspect.
The vehicle was last seen jammin’ recklessly at high speeds westbound on Hiller Avenue, clearing little old ladies, young children and innocent puppies out of the way.
An immediate broadcast of the bank robbery suspect and a vehicle description was sent to all of the local law enforcement agencies. Living for this sort of stuff and with lights and sirens all a blazin’, they responded like Johnny-on-the-snot.
Law enforcement units from all Humboldt County agencies immediately began searching for the vehicle and suspect. The Federal Bureau of Investigation responded, too, and is assisting with the investigation.
Bank of America provided security photos of the clown that you see here. We don’t think it’s going to take too long for this dude to hit the inside of a jail pokey shacking up with a cellie named Bubba.
Here’s the perp’s description:
- Black male adult
- 5-9 to 5-10” tall
- Around 30 years of age
- A short cropped mustache to the lip line
- Wearing: black tennis shoes with thin white strips on the arches, grey sweat pants, black sweat shirt, red under shirt, grey and cotton style gloves
He also wore aviator style sunglasses and a white bandanna across face. It didn’t help. He was still ugly.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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File the following wherever you like: We came across it from the peanut gallery of comments:
Just spoke with HCSO about the suspect in the robbery at Bank Of America in McKinleyville.
I witnessed this man blow through the 4-way stop at McKinleyville x Murray, just missing cars and pedestrians by a split second, including my car carrying myself and two of my toddlers.
He was a black male driving a white/off white SUV. Looked like possibly a Jeep, but others are reporting it as a Nissan.
This man frequents my neighbors on Murray Rd., so I gave that address and will be notifying the HCSO as soon as I see the vehicle here again. This is the kind of scum that needs to be off the road and in jail!
One more for the road?
“My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people’s money!
All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it’s happened I guess I’m just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy. Now small timers get into it, and ruin it for everyone.
Ok, boys, let’s go make a withdrawal.”
~John Dillinger, before he was shot multiple times by Federal agents