Two sought in Prineville armed robbery, assault
Mar 06,2008 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

PRINEVILLE, Ore. -- Prineville Police are looking for two men who allegedly attacked a 45-year old woman and took her money before fleeing in a car Wednesday evening.

The victim, a La Pine resident, told police two Hispanic men assaulted her and stole her money about 8:30 p.m., March 5, near N. 10th and Main Streets in Prineville, Chief Eric Bush said.

The suspects then drove away in a greenish-grey sedan, possibly a Volvo or similar model.

They are described as two Hispanic males, the first standing 5-foot 5-inches to 5-foot 9-inches tall with a medium build and short hair. He may have a scar near his left eye, the chief said.

The second suspect was also described as 5-foot 5-inches to 5-foot 9-inches tall with a medium build. He has a shaved or bald head, Bush said.

The suspects may face charges of assault and armed robbery when apprehended. Although no weapon was used during the robbery, Captain Michael Boyd said that force used during the incident meets requirements for the crime to be an “armed robbery” charge. The victim suffered only minor undisclosed injury, he said.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information regarding possible suspects is asked to contact Prineville Police at 541.447.4168.