Two men arrested in incident near Nike Company Store outside Beaverton
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.
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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