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News Release
Robbery suspect taken into custody (Photo) - 12/06/21

LCSO Case #21-6798

This morning Lane County Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Eugene Police Department located and arrested the suspect of a robbery that occurred on Saturday, 12/04/21. 

The suspect, 32 year old Nicholas John Sammut, attempted to steal items from Jerry’s Home Improvement on Hwy. 99 right around the store’s closing time.  When confronted, Sammut drew what was thought to be a handgun and pointed it at the employee. He said, “No, I am taking this.”  Deputies were able to review security footage and identify Sammut as the suspect.   

This morning Deputies were able to locate Sammut at the Safe Spot Community shelter located on Hwy. 99 about one mile from the Jerry’s store.  He has been a resident there for about three weeks.  Sammut was taken into custody and transported to the Lane County Jail on charges including Robbery in the 2nd Degree, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Theft in the 2nd Degree.  Deputies recovered a black BB-gun that that closely resembled the appearance of a real firearm.     

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Eugene Police Department for their assistance in this case. 





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