UPDATE: The suspects were arrested by Florence, Ore. police on April 24 for second- and third-degree theft in a separate incident, and booked into Lane County Jail. At that time, Eugene police added charges related to the April 20 Market of Choice incident. The woman, Soul Vanessa Hardesty, 19, received an additional charge of third-degree theft, and the man, Bradley S. Ossenbeck, 25, received a charge of third-degree robbery. Both were released from jail on April 25.
ORIGINAL STORY: Eugene Police have shared information about two suspects in a strong-arm robbery reported near the University of Oregon campus on Wednesday, April 20.
A man and a woman reportedly attempted to shoplift items from the Market of Choice supermarket at 1960 Franklin Boulevard around 10:30 a.m., and when a store employee attempted to detain them, used physical force to leave.
Security camera photos of the suspects are attached. The man is described as white, about 6-foot-2, in his 20s, medium build, blond hair, wearing a blue hat with a yellow bill, blue jeans, a zip-front jacket that is blue on the bottom and black on the sleeves and shoulders, a dark t-shirt with white writing or insignia on the front, and dark shoes. The woman is described as white, about 5-foot-5, short dark brown or reddish hair, wearing a light green long-sleeved sweater, dark shorts, black tennis shoes with white laces and white sole-edge, sunglasses, and carrying a large shoulder bag with patchwork stripes in red, gold and dark blue or black. The suspects may have changed clothes since the incident was reported.
They were seen riding mountain bikes away from the store, south on Orchard Street.