Sheriff: Three masked men with guns force way into Creswell office, rob people inside

The robbers took "thousands of dollars worth of knives and weapons" from collector Rick Wadkins. (SBG)

CRESWELL, Ore. - Three masked gunmen forced their way into an office/storage unit and robbed the people inside of a military knife collection and other property Monday night, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office responded just after 8:30 p.m. to the 200 block of N. Mill Street. | CRIME MAP

Three white men between the ages of 20 and 35 put on masks and forced their way into a storage unit. The men carried handguns and threatened the victims, identified by the sheriff's office as two women from Junction City and Newport, ages 54 and 72, and a 65-year-old Creswell man.

The man, Ricky Wadkins, said he maintains an office in the storage unit.

The robbers made off with "thousands of dollars worth of knives and weapons," he said. "They couldn't get the safe open, the gun safe, so they couldn't get into that."

Wadkins was worried and he his friends wouldn't make it out alive.

"I figured they were going to kill us," he said. "They had guns. They're idiots."

The robbers restrained the women. The victims suffered some injuries during the robbery, the sheriff's office said.

"The suspects fled in an older model, white sport utility vehicle," the sheriff's office said. "Deputies are speaking with local residents who may have witnessed the incident to help provide a more detailed description of the suspects."

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information on the identity and location of the three men to call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 682-4141.

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