A Harrisburg woman was accused of using scissors as a weapon during the course of two robberies at Albany and Harrisburg convenience stores last week.
Rebeka Ann Parker, 34, was charged in Linn County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree theft and one count of attempted second-degree assault.
The crimes allegedly occurred on Thursday and Friday, and the Albany Police Department and the Linn County Sheriff's Office investigated the incidents.
The Thursday robbery occurred at American Market in Harrisburg, where Parker allegedly stole beer, according to court paperwork.
The Friday robbery occurred at Towne Pump, 522 Pacific Blvd. S.W., at about 9:50 a.m., according to APD logs. Parker was arrested that same day, police logs indicate. She allegedly stole food and drink and attempted to assault a male at the store who tried to stop the theft, the charging document states.
The charging documents note that the alleged crimes occurred during a catastrophe or emergency — the novel coronavirus pandemic — and the stores were in areas impacted by the catastrophe or emergency.
A probable cause affidavit in the case was not available on Monday afternoon.
Kyle Odegard can be contacted at 541-812-6077 or email@example.com.
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