Pendleton police are continuing the investigation of Thursday mornings armed robbery of RadioShack, 1734 S.W. Court Ave. As of this morning, Pendleton Police Lt. Bill Caldera said there is no new information to release and police are following leads.
The crime happened at 10 a.m. when a man and a woman robbed the store. Police have reported the two suspects showed a shotgun, but never pointed it at anyone.
The suspects left the store with merchandise that they had taken to the counter to purchase, a news release from Police Chief Stuart Roberts said. No one was injured during the incident.
Five minutes after the robbery, a store employee called 9-1-1. Dispatchers relayed the calls to Pendleton police cars, and officers rushed to the scene.
Within two minutes of getting the call, Pendleton police established a perimeter and secured the store, the news release said.
Police contacted adjacent businesses and local public transportation companies. Officers developed this description of the suspects:
A black or American Indian male, 6-foot, at least 200 pounds, wearing glasses and a construction type helmet and carrying a red bag allegedly concealing a shotgun;
An American Indian woman, 5-foot-six-inches, 150 pounds, wearing a purple jacket.
Once the police verified the descriptions of the suspects the agency initiated a CodeRed notification a message that went to phones.
The purposes of the notification were to alert the public of the potential danger and to provide the community an opportunity to help locate or identify the suspects, the news release said.
Investigators have been looking at video footage in nearby businesses for any hint of the suspects.
Police would like anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspects to contact the department at 541-276-4411, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call the city/county dispatch center any time day or night at 541-966-3650, Option 7.