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Home invasion reported in Garberville

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office officials said today that an investigation is continuing into a reported home invasion robbery in Garberville.

The office said deputies responded at about 3:30 a.m. Monday to a residence on the 600 block of Fir Street, where the occupants said as many as three men forced their way into the house. The three residents said two men entered the house and at least one of the suspects had a handgun.

According to the residents, two suspects demanded money and threatened to kill them. One of the occupants was able to escape through a bedroom window and call 911, the Sheriff's Office said. The suspects reportedly bound the two others with duct tape and struck them in the face.

Before fleeing on foot, the suspects reportedly took a small, unknown amount of concentrated cannabis and loose marijuana, according to a release. Sheriff's deputies and CHP officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects, a release stated.

One suspect is described as a black male adult, with a “skinny” face, dressed in black, wearing a coat with a fur-lined hood. The second suspect is described as a black male adult with new white tennis shoes.

The victims believe there may have been a third suspect, but were unable to provide a description.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at (707) 445-7251.

The Times-Standard
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