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Suspects in boat ramp robbery arrested

Handgun holdup at Hayden Landing

MARCOLA: Two armed robbery suspects were taken into custody by a Lane County Sheriff's Deputy on Saturday.

According to Sheriff's Office reports, the theft victim alerted police at 10:51 a.m. that he'd just been confronted by a man and woman at the Hayden Bridge Boat Landing. The male pointed a handgun at his head and struck him with it. The pair who committed the crime left the location in separate vehicles.

The deputy located both suspect vehicles together in Eugene at about 12:16 p.m, near the Dollar Tree store on River Road. Police said both robbery suspects were present and taken into custody without incident.

The suspects were identified as 23-year-old Cruz Sanchez of Eugene and 19-year-old Priscilla Luna of Albany. Sanchez faced charges including Robbery in the 1st Degree, Menacing, Assault in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the 2nd Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree. Luna was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Theft in the 2nd Degree. They were both lodged at the Lane County Jail.

Both were arraigned on Monday in Lane County Circuit Court. Sanchez's charges including Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, 2nd Degree Theft and 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief were dropped. Luna was arraigned on both initial charges.


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