Suspect enters unincorporated Canby home; pepper sprays neighbor and takes pistol, jewelry and medication

COURTESY PHOTO: CCSO - A sketch of the robbery suspect.On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Canby Police and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a robbery on the 8900 block of south Good Lane in unincorporated Canby. The suspect, on foot, walked to the back door of a home and kicked the door open, entering just before 7 p.m.

Alerted to the break-in by her security system, the residents called a friend asking him to check the situation. About 15 minutes later, the friend entered the home by the broken back door and encountered the suspect, who said his name was Todd Figs. The suspect then sprayed the friend with pepper spray. COURTESY PHOTO: CCSO - The suspect was caught on security cameras.

The suspect then fled the house carrying a large can of pepper spray and an unidentified item in his other hand. He yelled, "go, go" to what appeared to be an older model, probably 1990s, red Ford Explorer with tan or grey trim and jumped into the passenger side of the Ford, driven by an accomplice. The car fled west from the property on Highway 170. It is unknown the direction of travel after the Ford left the area.

The homeowner told deputies the suspect took a Springfield XDS .40 caliber pistol, jewelry and medications. One or more of the dogs belonging to the residents may also have been pepper sprayed. Lt. George Tro told the Herald that one of the dogs was said to be sick from the pepper spray.

Meanwhile, the neighbor ran out to the back porch with a gun firing one round over the railing of the back porch into the ground to scare the suspect off.

The suspect is a white male, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 200-215 pounds. He was wearing a black ball cap with what appeared to be a silver sticker on the bill, a red t-shirt, cargo shorts, white socks and black Adidas shoes. He carried a black backpack on his back and wore black gloves. He had facial hair that's described as "scraggly." COURTESY PHOTO: CCSO - The suspect is likely driving a 1990s red Ford Explorer with tan trim.

The getaway vehicle was older, possibly the late 1990s red Ford Explorer with tan trim. It might have a light colored sticker near the bottom center of the back window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or by email at Reference CCSO Case # 18-025832.

Carol Rosen
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