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Tigard resident was armed and admitted intent to rob gas station on Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego Police arrested a 17-year-old Tigard resident early Saturday morning after he admitted he was planning to rob a Chevron gas station at Boones Ferry Road and Oakridge Road.

The teen, who was not named due to his status as a minor, was seen outside the Chevron with a gun around 6:41 a.m., which prompted employees to call the police. According to Lake Oswego Police Lieutenant Darryl Wrisley, the teen admitted that he initially went into the station with the intent to "get money" and left when no employees were at the register.

Wrisley said the employees were in the back of the store when the teen first came in.

"He did try to come back, and (the employees) locked the door and barricaded themselves inside," Wrisley said.

When police arrived, the teen was cooperative according to Wrisley. He told officers that he bought the gun — a 9-millimeter pistol — from a friend for $200. Police said he was also "definitely under the influence of at least alcohol."

The teen was charged with attempted first degree robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and minor in possession. He was lodged at the Donald E. Long Detention Center for juveniles.

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