SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A robbery suspect is behind bars accused of robbing a coffee shop owner at gunpoint.
The victim spoke to KEZI 9 News about how scary the ordeal was for her.
Gretchen Dunning just opened up her own coffee stand in Springfield a couple of months ago. She opens up at 5:00 a.m every morning and says she always keeps an eye out for suspicious characters. It was Monday when she says a man on a bike approached her business.
“He popped up in my window and as I went to ask him what he would like he pulled out a gun and pointed at me and said your money, so I gave him my money and he went on his way,” said Dunning.
Police say the man who robbed Dunning is Robert Nill. Nill was captured by surveillance at a nearby business.
“I am not going to lie it was actually pretty intimidating,” said Dunning. “Actually my first reaction was I was going to pass out. Of course I instantly called the Springfield Police Department and they came and took care of me,” added Dunning.
At about 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening SPD arrested Nill at a Springfield home near the coffee stand.
Detectives recovered an air pistol and other items linking Nill to the crime.
Dunning says she’s also taking extra steps to protect herself and her employees in the future.
“We’re going to be getting a whole new system and it’s going to be coming in on Monday,” said Dunning.
Springfield Police says tips from the public helped catch the suspect. Dunning says she is very happy the arrest.