Police seek suspect in Black Bear Diner robbery
Jan 21,2008 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

A man who robbed the Black Bear Diner in northeast Bend Friday night may have fled the area in a waiting vehicle, police said after a search by officers, a police dog, deputies, State troopers, and a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement officer failed to turn up any sign of the suspect.

Shortly before 10 p.m. on January 18, Bend Police were called to the popular restaurant at 1465 NE Third Street to the report of a robbery.  A female employee told officers that a man of unknown age, possibly Hispanic, entered the diner, demanded money then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Sgt. Tom Pine reported.

No weapons were displayed and no one was injured in the robbery.

Officers, joined by Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, Oregon State Police troopers and the USFS law enforcement officer searched the area without success for the suspect.

The investigation is continuing, the sergeant said.