Police: Man with knife arrested in cell phone store robbery
A long-time metro resident has been arrested after police say he entered a cell phone store with a knife and took items without paying for them.
Lance Gregory Fluker, 55, now faces charges of first-degree robbery, plus a warrant.
North Precinct officers responded to the 400 block of N.E. Broadway around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, according to a news release.
Police say they learned that "someone" was following the suspect and he was in a parking lot nearby. Police say they located Fluker and arrested him after "matching the description."
Police say Fluker threatened an employee with a knife after he was confronted during the alleged robbery and also knocked a worker down causing a "minor scrape."
Fluker, 55, lives in Vancouver, according to court records. He is already on federal probation for bank robbery, and has five felony convictions and four misdemeanor convictions on his record, court docs report.
He remains at the downtown jail at this time.
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