BREAKING NEWS YMCA employee arrested in sex abuse charges Full Story

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32820

Reported Deaths: 543
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7184138
Marion468394
Washington451960
Umatilla297641
Clackamas240861
Malheur162723
Lane121017
Jackson11485
Deschutes84012
Yamhill75713
Jefferson5348
Polk53015
Linn52213
Morrow4996
Lincoln48213
Union4462
Benton3106
Wasco2923
Klamath2802
Hood River2510
Douglas2324
Clatsop2120
Josephine1982
Columbia1711
Coos1570
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook530
Lake330
Curry310
Wallowa311
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 76°
Corvallis
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 80°
Roseburg
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 78°
North Bend
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 91°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events