Four separate armed robberies were committed in Eugene between last Friday morning and Saturday night.
Lil’s Deli on River Road was robbed just after they opened around 7:00am Friday. A hooded and masked man showed a gun, demanded money, and fled.
The Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street was hit before midnight, Friday. One man – a white male in his 20s with a black bandana over his face held up the business with a gun, while an accomplice guarded the door.
Around 2:30am on Saturday, a woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking near Hilyard and East 16th Avenue.
And two men – one white, one black – held up a Subway sandwich shop on West 18th Avenue on Saturday night, just after 9:00pm.
Sergeant Wayne Dorman says it’s too soon to tell if all four incidents are related.
"It’s a pretty serious, intrusive thing to rob somebody with a handgun or a knife," says Dorman. "The money that they get is usually pretty small, especially for the risk.”
Eugene Police are calling for witnesses, and trying to get surveillance video of the robbers. They encourage everyone to be vigilant, but not confrontational. They say a few lost dollars doesn’t compare to harm or loss of life.
There have been nearly a dozen reported robberies so far in Eugene this year.
People with information on any of the four incidents can contact Eugene Police at (541)682-5111.
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