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Police: Man robs Eugene taco shop, pepper-sprays employee

Eugene Police say he pepper sprayed an employee in the face, took cash, and ran to the parking lot where a get-away vehicle was waiting for him.

Posted: Jun. 2, 2018 11:57 PM
Updated: Jun. 3, 2018 12:02 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene Police are looking for a man who they said robbed a local taco shop. They said he pepper sprayed the employee, before getting away with cash.  

Police said a man walked into Riva's Taco Shop located off of Highway 99 shortly before 10:00 Saturday morning. They said he pepper sprayed an employee in the face, took cash, and ran to the parking lot where a get-away vehicle was waiting for him. 

They said a second employee ran out after the man. As the vehicle was driving away, the man allegedly pointed what appeared to be a firearm at that employee.

Police describe him as a white male, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, with a thin build. They said he was last seen wearing a blue and gray full zip hoody with a Transformer logo on the front, baseball hat, black sunglasses and gloves.

The vehicle is described as a newer model VW Golf, 4-door, silver in color, and with tinted rear passenger windows. Police said it was being driven by a woman wearing sunglasses.

Police said the two went northbound on Highway 99. They're asking anyone with information to call (541) 682-5111.

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