SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A suspect in an armed robbery that sent two people to the hospital in Springfield on Monday was arrested five hours later following a rollover crash, police said.
Frank Vasquez, 37, of Bakersfield, California, faces three counts each of first-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault, as well as charges of first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon.
Police said just before 3 p.m., a Hispanic man and a white man entered a home near the intersection of 54th Street and A Street, assaulted the people inside, robbed them and took off.
During the robbery, the subjects pointed guns at the residents, demanding money and drugs. Police said Vasquez hit one of the victims in the face with the gun and threatened to kill her. He also pointed the gun at a neighbor and attempted to fire, but the gun did not go off, police said.
About five hours later, Eugene police responded to a rollover wreck at Howard Avenue and River Road involving the same vehicle Vasquez was said to have driven off in – a white Toyota Camry with California plates.
The driver was identified as Vasquez, and he was arrested.
The white man remains missing, and the investigation is ongoing.
If you have information, contact Springfield police at 541-726-3721.
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