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Man robs Sutherlin credit union; Roseburg police capture suspects for questioning

SUTHERLIN — A slender man in his 50s robbed a First Community Credit Union branch Monday afternoon, making his getaway in a car driven by a blond woman, Sutherlin police said.

Described as wearing tan pants and a blue windbreaker with a hood and reflective stripe, the man entered the credit union at 624 E. Central Ave. shortly after 4:30 p.m., police said.

The man demanded money and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. He ran across Waite Street, down an alley and got into a dark blue 1990s Dodge Stratus driven by the woman, who was wearing a tie-dyed shirt, police said.

The car was last seen heading west on Central Avenue toward Interstate 5.

At 9:40 p.m. in Roseburg, Officer Ryan Dingman checked on a car matching the getaway vehicle’s description parked in the 500 block of Umpqua Street, Roseburg police Sgt. Jeff Eichenbusch said today.

Two people with the vehicle ran, but Dingman caught one, and with the help of police dog, Iago, tracked down the other suspect hiding in a metal trash container, Eichenbusch said.

Roseburg police handed the two suspects over to Sutherlin police for questioning. Sutherlin police were unavailable this morning for comment.

Police say the man who held up the credit union did not use a weapon, but should be considered armed and dangerous.

He is described as between 5 foot, 10 inches and 6-feet tall. He had about two days of stubble on his face.

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