Another robbery took place in Hermiston Wednesday night and police are investigating whether it is related to recent robberies in town.
Around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, the Sinclair Station, 710 W. Hermiston Ave., reported a male in dark clothing with his face covered entered the business and demanded money. Store employees told Hermiston police they believed the man may have been armed. He fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. It’s uncertain whether he fled on foot or by vehicle.
Lt. Randy Studebaker said it is not known if this case is connected to other recent robberies. The 11th Street Market in Hermiston has been robbed twice in January and USA Subs was burglarized recently. Investigators are actively pursuing leads on these cases, but we are asking anyone with information to call Studebaker at 541-667-5095. The Hermiston Police Department is also asking anybody who sees suspicious activity, particularly around businesses in the evening, to call 911 immediately.
“While we don’t know all the facts,” said Studebaker. “We know that somebody in the community holds a key piece of information that could help solve these cases. We’re encouraging people to call us, even if they don’t think their information is important. We’re also asking business owners to remain vigilant and ensure their security systems are fully functioning.”