One Arrested Following Robbery Investigation – December 9, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011


ARCATA – One arrest has been made following an on-going investigation into a strong arm robbery that occurred Friday, Dec. 2 in the Sunset Residence Hall on the Humboldt State University Campus.

Benjaimin Beilin

HSU student Benjamin Beilin, a freshman from Valencia, Calif., was arrested at 10:20 a.m. on Friday after the investigation led University Police to believe Beilin was involved with the incident. Beilin was not present at the time of the crime, but is suspected of providing information to the three other suspects involved in the incident. Beilin is being charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, first degree robbery of a dwelling and false imprisonment. Beilin is being held at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13.The robbery occurred in Sunset Hall just after 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2. The victim reported that three men broke into his room, bound his arms and legs, and stole property.  No weapons were observed by the victim, and he declined any medical attention. The suspects were last seen on foot near the area of LK Wood Blvd. and Plaza Ave.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact University Police at 826-5555 or

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