Nyssa bakery robbed by masked man with machete

NYSSA, Ore. - An investigation is underway after a masked man armed with a machete robbed a Nyssa bakery Saturday night.

The robbery happened at about 8 p.m. at Rodriguez Bakery, a small business located just north of town. The bakery's owner, Marco Rodriguez, tells KTVB that one employee was working at the time, and that he was not injured.

Surveillance video of the incident shows a man wearing a hooded camouflage jacket and a ski mask walk into the business. The man displays a large machete and demands cash from the register.

Rodriguez says the suspect got away with a little over $300, and fled the area either on foot or by bicycle.

"For this to happen, I'm very upset, very upset," said Rodriguez. "It's not about the money. I'm just thankful (the employee) is okay."

Rodriguez says his father opened the bakery in 1971 and that they've never had any problems with crime until now.

"It's sad that it's come to this," he said. "It's opened my eyes as to what more security we need to install."

Rodriguez added that he plans to put his employees through concealed weapons training to help deter any future robberies.

The Malheur County Sheriff's Office in handling the investigation and is assisted by Nyssa Police.

"A small town like this it hits everybody pretty hard," said Sgt. Todd Harnden with Nyssa Police. "So we want to crack this (case) as soon as can."

Anyone with information on the crime or who might recognize the suspect is urged to call the Malheur County Sheriff's Office at (541) 473-5125.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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