SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield’s eatery “The Pump Cafe” was robbed, allegedly by its own employee, early Saturday morning. The owner caught the suspect red handed. Shortly after midnight 31-year-old Tony Carr climbed through the window. The owner of “The Pump”, who had been alerted by the alarm company, saw Carr crawl through and exit out of a door. Carr took off with cash. The owner darted after him on foot, in flip flops, while calling police. Officers surrounded him a block away under Springfield City Hall.
“It started and ended very quickly, we had a real quick response. Really good job by the business owner giving chase and being able to direct officers to the right location and not engaging,” said Sgt. Richard Lewis with the Springfield Police Department.
The cafe didn’t skip a beat, it was business as usual Saturday. Police say alcohol was a factor.