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Nikolaus Heifner arrested March 4 by Portland Police Bureau; police allege knife, BB gun in backpack

MCSO PHOTO - Nikolaus HeifnerPortland police have made an arrest after a man allegedly armed with a BB gun and a knife was said to steal pain pills and fentanyl from a pharmacy in Portland.

East Precinct officers responded to a Walgreens, 12335 N.E. Glisan St., around 9:06 p.m. on Monday, March 4, according to a news release.

The suspect — later identified as Nikolaus Sean Heifner, 37 — was arrested at a nearby The Bottle Drop, 12403 N.E. Glisan.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police found bottles of oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, Vyvanse and fentanyl patches, plus a black BB gun, a folding knife and pepper spray in Heifner's backpack.

Police allege Heifner ordered another employee to surrender his car keys during the incident. Police say they found the keys in the ignition of the car, but Heifner was next door at the Bottle Drop.

Heifner told jailers he has been living off his father's life insurance policy and not working, but the money ran out. Heifner was convicted of first-degree theft in 2016. He remains behind bars at this time.

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