'Tracksuit Bandits' arrested for burglary spree
A group of four teens and young adults, whom police investigators have dubbed the "Tracksuit Bandits" because of their matching outfits, have been arrested after a string of armed robberies they are accused of committing.
The robbery investigations spread throughout Portland, Milwaukie and Gresham. Detectives from all three jurisdictions collaborated to arrest the members of the group — Lamarr Juan Luster Jr., 19, Kobe Branden Cordray, 20, Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery, 18, and Angelo Dewayne Luster, 17.
Montgomery was arrested on Jan. 12 during a traffic stop near Southeast 102nd Avenue and Southeast Pine Street. During the arrest, Montgomery was found with two firearms. He is being held at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in the city of Portland, and carrying concealed.
Lamarr Luster, Cordray and Angelo Luster were arrested on Sunday, Jan. 21, shortly after being linked to a alleged robbery at the Neighborhood Market, 9061 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Charges against the three are expected to be set in the coming days.
The stores allegedly robbed by the "Tracksuit Bandits" include:
• Rounders, 1509 N.E. 181st Ave., Gresham
• Little Store, 2936 S.E. Washington St., Milwaukie
• Smokers Zone, 15400 S.E. Powell Boulevard, Portland
• Roll Your Own, 15801 S.E. Division St., Portland
• Sunny Corner Market, 5010 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie
• All Stop Pipe and Tobacco, 14407 S.E. Division St., Portland
• Food King, 2909 N.E. Prescott St.
• Neighbor Market, 9061 N.E. Sandy Boulevard