Robbery / Assault

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 4-13-2019, at approximately 0909 hrs, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to Sears Roebuck parking lot located at 1533 NE F St., for a report of a female employee who had been backed over by a vehicle.  Investigation revealed  a white male described as being in his mid 20's with curly hair wearing unknown color of jeans and a black jacket ran out of the store with a case of Craftsman tools valued at $109.99 without paying for them.  The male suspect jumped into the driver's side of his pick-up truck followed by the assistant manager who was running after him.  The suspect quickly backed up, hitting the manager, and driving over her legs with the front end of his truck.  The suspect sped out of the parking lot and was able to flee the area prior to police arrival.  Additionally, there was a white female adult with dirty blond hair seated in the passenger seat. 

The pickup truck is described as possibly an early to mid-80's Toyota 2-wheel drive pickup, faded red in color with body damage to the lower passenger side and black rims. At the time of the incident the truck had scrap lumber extending from the back of the bed.