Group of Suspects Impersonate Police in Brazen Rogue Valley Robbery

On March 12, 2022, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 hang up, in the 700 block of Pyle Drive. Upon arrival, deputies located multiple victims tied up, with others fleeing on foot through the wooded area.

During the investigation, deputies found that approximately eight Hispanic males arrived at the location, armed; wearing clothing that resembled law enforcement, attempting to take hundreds of pounds of marijuana from the location. Alan Lopez was located a short distance from the location attempting to hide from law enforcement, matching the description given to deputies.

While law enforcement searched the area, some of the items described were located throughout the wooded area. Those items being a ballistic vest, DEA hat, fake badges, and firearms.

Individuals residing in the area of Pyle Drive are encouraged to keep an eye out for items that appear out of place that may be related to this case. Do not touch or move the items if located, call the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office immediately.

Alan Lopez, 20, was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Robbery I, Kidnapping II, and Impersonating a Peace Officer.

At the time of this press release, the investigation is ongoing, and no further details are being released at this time.

Courtesy of JoCo Sheriffs Office

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