Pizza Bandit Still At Large; Police Ask for Help
Eugene and Springfield police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for a string of robberies in the area over the last week and a half.
Similarities in age, height, build, and method of operation have local police thinking that one man is responsible for the robberies. Because of the type of business the suspect targets, some people are calling him the “pizza bandit.”
The latest robbery took place last Friday at the Little Caesar’s Pizza located on Green Acres Rd in north Eugene. Two days before that, the suspect struck in Springfield by robbing the Little Caesar’s on Q St.
Each time, the suspect is described to be a 6′ to 6’3″ male in his late 20′s or early 30′s with a thin build. He has either used a note, a gun, or the threat of a gun to commit the crimes. In each case, nobody was hurt.
Anyone with information that may help to identify and apprehend the suspect is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3714 or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.
A description of each robbery appears below.
3/18/2013 at 5:42 p.m. – Little Caesar’s Pizza – 1050 Green Acres Rd, Eugene: The suspect used a note for the robbery. He is a white male, 20s, 6-0 tall, 160, thin, red beard, blue eyes. He was wearing a beanie, a green knockoff Carhartt jacket, blue jeans, and black sandals.
3/15/2013 at 4:20 p.m. – Little Caesar’s Pizza – 183 Q Street, Springfield: The suspect, who claimed to be armed, is described as a white make between 20 and 30 years old, 6’3″ with a very thin build and a long reddish beard. He was wearing a red beanie, a green snowboarding jacket and brownish-maroon pants. The suspect left the store on foot eastbound on Q St.
3/14/2013 at 3:01 p.m. – Domino’s Pizza – 2568 Willamette St, Eugene: The suspect used a note for the robbery. He is a white male, 30 years, thin build, long, dark hair tucked into a multicolored stocking cap, goatee and side scruff, brown fabric jacket.
3/12/13 at 4:03 p.m – Little Caesar’s Pizza – 800 Seneca Rd, Eugene: The armed suspect is a white male, 30s, 6’, short dirty blond hair, beard. He was last seen wearing green beanie, green jacket, and black pants.
3/11/2013 at 4:51 p.m. – Taco Time – 1031 Green Acres Rd, Eugene: The armed suspect is a white male 20s or early 30s, 6’, long blond hair in ponytail, pink/purple hat, possibly knitted. Grey blue or brown jacket.
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