Woman robbed at gunpoint at North Bend Outlet Mall
January 18, 2013
By Michele Mihalovich
A woman who dropped a friend off at the North Bend Outlet Mall was approached by a man who tapped a handgun on her driver’s side window and demanded her phone, according to North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner.
Toner said the incident happened at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 17 at the back of the mall and that no one was injured.
He said the woman called her friend, who was getting ready to open a store at the mall, to tell him someone was driving around the back of the mall and it seemed suspicious to her. That’s when the suspect, described as Hispanic and in his 20s, approached the woman’s vehicle, Toner said.
The woman gave the man her phone, and just then, her friend came out of the mall to see what was going on.
Toner said that’s when the suspect jumped into a dark, late-model Impala or Malibu.
Toner said in a press release that there’s no indication that this is a part of a pattern.
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