GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing and kidnapping a 90-year-old woman.
Around 8 a.m. on Thursday, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety say the suspect forcibly entered the victim’s residence and threatened to harm her if she did not cooperate. He ransacked her home, and then forced the victim to drive him to the nearby Walmart.
Police say he left her at the front of the store, drove her vehicle to the north side of the parking lot and left the area on foot. The vehicle was discovered abandoned in the lot. The woman called police from the Walmart. Police said she sustained minor injuries.
Working from information learned through the investigation, detectives located an associated vehicle related to the investigation at the Purple Parrot on SE J St. Numerous officers and detectives responded and took several people into custody. Among those detained was Craig Allen Cruz. Police found evidence implicating Cruz, and took him into custody.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Walmart around 8:00 am or with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to call 541-450-6260.