Police investigate two robberies along the same road in South Eugene

Police are investigating two robberies that happened on the same street in South Eugene. In both robberies, the suspect showed a sharp object and had his hood pulled tightly along his face.

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 11:39 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2018 11:57 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police are investigating two robberies along Willamette Street.

Officers were called out to the GNC Store Sunday around 3:50 p.m. They said a man armed with a bladed object threatened employees and demanded money before running away.

Eugene police are continuing to investigate both incidents and ask that the public call the non emergency line with any information at 541.682.5111.

In that robbery, the suspect is described as a white man between 25 to 35 years-old who stands 6-foot 1-inch with a slender build. He has dark facial stubble. Police said he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt pulled tight around his face and black sweatpants.

The second robbery happened around 9:15 p.m. on Monday at the Jimmy Johns down the road. The store manager said a man pointed a knife at an employee and stole about $200 in cash.

"She was a little scared, but instead of giving up the money she feels like she should have fought back. I'm glad she didn't," said Rodrick Ester, store manager. "So from that side of it everything turned out safe, nobody was hurt. So a few bucks is missing but no lives are taken."

An EPD police dog helped search for the suspect. Officers were unable to find him.

It is unclear if the same suspect is involved in both robberies.

Police said the suspect in the Jimmy Johns robbery is a white man who stands between 6-foot 3-inches and 6-foot 5-inches tall. The man was also wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a the hood pulled around his face, and a red t-shirt underneath, police said.

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