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Police arrest suspect inside of Chase Bank with workbench and tools; Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE - A man broke into the Chase Bank on Burnside with a full toolbox and workbench. It was a busy start to the week for the Gresham Police Department as the spikes in crime continue to plague East Multnomah County.

Here are some of the incidents:

- Around 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, officers received reports of a suspect inside the Gresham Chase Bank branch, 3090 N.E. Hogan Dr. The person was allegedly "tampering with the ATM and trashing the place."

Gresham police arrived and discovered the suspect had backed his Jeep onto the sidewalk, offloaded tools, a workbench and a sledgehammer. He had allegedly dismantled the ATM, and officers said he was possibly under the influence of narcotics. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

- A physical altercation elevated to a stabbing Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, at Linnemann Station Park, 3804 W. Powell Loop.

Officers arrived and found a man on the ground holding his side after being stabbed during a fight. His girlfriend reported the suspect, an 18-year-old with shoulder-length hair, fled west on the Springwater Corridor Trail.

The victim's wound was minor, police said, and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

- Two armed robbers held a clerk at gunpoint during a successful robbery Sunday morning, Aug. 14.

Two suspects allegedly walked into Dotty's, 17990 N.E. Glisan St., and demanded money from the register while holding a gun to the clerk's head. After a momentary pause, the suspect allegedly racked the slide and told the victim "he was serious." The pair of suspects acquired an undisclosed amount of cash and fled to the west.

There were no injuries in the robbery, nor arrests at this time.


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