Portland Police Bureau has arrested a man they say is linked to six robberies committed using "realistic looking replica firearms."
Deondre Laron Rosemon, 46, was arrested Jan. 23 after he allegedly robbed a Walgreens, 1620 N.E. Grand Ave., the day before.
Police say Rosemon was tracked from the scene to an nearby apartment complex courtyard, where police say he ditched a backpack with two fake pistols and two stolen cell phones inside.
In a news release on Sunday, police described five other robberies they believe Rosemon committed, and said additional charges were expected, though none appeared in the court system immediately on Monday.
The other incidents are:
• The robbery of a hardware store on Jan. 8, at 7:26 p.m. on the 200 block of Northeast Broadway
• The robbery of a video store on Jan. 10 at 10:56 p.m. on the 200 block of Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
• The robbery of a cellphone store on Jan. 17 at 4:56 p.m. on the 1000 block of North Lombard Street
• The robbery of a convenience store on Jan. 21 at 3:54 a.m. on the 1300 block S.W. 11th Avenue
• The robbery of a video store on Jan. 21 at 10:10 p.m. on the 300 block of NW Broadway.
Rosemon has 28 felony convictions and 5 misdemeanor convictions on his record, according to court docs, and was on supervised release for a case of first-degree arson at the time of his arrest.
Rosemon remains inside the downtown jail at this time.
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