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Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of armed robbery. A would-be buyer of store passes confronted the seller in a parking lot after the buyer paid for but failed to receive the passes previously.

COURTESY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Rafael Martinez Jr. was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sunday, Jan. 5, on a charge of third-degree theft.Two men were arrested Sunday, Jan. 5, when one man brandished a handgun in an attempt to scare another to provide already-paid-for multiple passes to the Nike Company Store.

Washington County sheriff's deputies responded initially to reports of an armed robbery at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in a parking lot near the store at 3485 S.W. Knowlton Road, Beaverton. When they arrived less than one minute later, both men were still in the same block.

The men had connected previously on the online sales app Offer Up. One agreed to sell multiple passes to the Nike store. The would-be buyer sent money but never received the passes.

COURTESY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jin Hu was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sunday, Jan. 5, on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.On Sunday, the same would-be buyer used a different online profile and set up an in-person meeting with the same seller — who was greeted by the buyer and a handgun when he arrived.

Jin Hu, 21, was arrest on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.

Rafael Martinez Jr., 31, was arrested on a charge of third-degree theft.

Both were booked into the Washington County Jail.


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