Man Allegedly Robbed at Gunpoint Near Lynch Canyon Trail in Colusa County
The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into an alleged armed robbery in the parking lot of a local hiking trail on Highway 20 over the weekend.
According to a press release, deputies were dispatched to the Orv’s gas station in Williams, along Highway 20 near Highway 16, to investigate a robbery on the night of Sunday, August 20.
The victim told law enforcement that he’d been given a ride by someone at the gas station, and was dropped off at the Lynch Canyon Trail parking lot. It was there, while standing outside his vehicle, that he was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by two individuals.
The victim stated that two individuals had pulled up in an older model red minivan, parked nearby, and approached him armed with a black handgun with an extended magazine. The victim described one of the individuals as a Black male adult with a thin build and dreadlocks, standing approximately six feet tall. The second individual was described as a Black male adult standing approximately 5-foot-10 and weighing around 250 pounds.
The victim also said the suspects told him to walk towards the trailhead while they looked through the car, and allegedly fired a warning shot at the ground near him when he looked back.
Several items were reportedly stolen from the victim, such as the victim’s wallet, car keys, mobile phone, and other items from inside his vehicle.
The suspects fled the area on eastbound Highway 20, police said.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information relevant to the case is encouraged to contact the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit.