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Tigard police arrest suspect in bank robbery

Surveillance footage captured man police say robbed Bank of the West on Sept. 1.


Grant Christian Ernst.Three weeks after Bank of the West at Tualatin's Nyberg Rivers shopping center was robbed on Sept. 1, the man believed to be responsible for the crime was arrested last Thursday, police said.

Grant Christian Ernst, 27, was arrested by Tigard police, according to a Tualatin Police Department news release. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in the second degree, a felony.

An image of the alleged bank robber captured by a security camera was widely circulated in media, with a Tualatin police detective telling The Times that investigators hoped someone would be able to recognize the suspect and provide information to police.

Ernst was booked into the Washington County Jail and arraigned Friday afternoon before Judge Suzanne M. Upton.

According to the Tualatin Police Department, Ernst is a resident of Puyallup, Wash.

Editor's note: A previous headline on this story incorrectly stated the arresting agency. The Tigard Police Department arrested the suspect. The story has been updated.