JEFFERSON, Ore. -- A St. Helens woman suspected in two armed robberies in Eugene died in a crash near Albany Thursday night following a police pursuit.
Police said Amber Lynn Mosey, 30, was the primary suspect in the Sip Drive Thru Espresso Bar and Anna’s Deli robberies. Passengers Carmen Lewis, 31, of Eugene and Christopher Arrington, 35, of Portland were taken to the Salem Hospital with serious injuries.
Oregon State Police tried to stop the car on Interstate 5 near Albany at about 6:20 p.m. because it had been reported stolen from the Valley River Center that day. Mosey sped off, leading police on a chase.
Mosey lost control of the vehicle on Hochspeier Road near the intersection with Highway 164, and the car rolled several times.
Anna’s Deli on Royal Avenue in Eugene was robbed at gunpoint at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday by a masked woman, police said. The next day, at about 6 a.m. the Sip Drive Thru Espresso Bar on West 11th Avenue was robbed of cash and food at gunpoint by a masked woman driving a red Honda Civic.
Police said that vehicle was found in the 1300 block of Acorn Park on Wednesday after the coffee kiosk robbery. It was stolen outside Eugene police’s jurisdiction on Monday. A property crimes detective identified Mosey as the suspect.
Property crimes detectives learned of the crash involving the stolen vehicle on Thursday and responded to aid OSP with the investigation, identifying the driver as Mosey. A loaded gun was found inside the vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing.
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