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None injured as suspect showed knife, threatened employees at North Face store


A Milwaukie man was arrested at the Woodburn Premium Outlets on Wednesday evening shortly after a man was reported to have taken merchandise from a North Face store while threatening store employees.

According to WPD spokesman Tommy Moore, police responded at to the North Face store at around 6:45 p.m. after receiving a report that an African American man wearing a black jacket, tan pants and a green-billed cap fled the store with a duffel bag and unpaid for store merchandise after displaying a knife as he threatened store employees.COURTESY PHOTO: WOODBURN POLICE - Robbery suspect was reported to have threatened employees at Woodburn Premium Outlets North Face store with this knife.

Police spotted 28-year-old Vincente Leon Jr. running through the parking lot before attempting to hide. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Moore said WPD discovered Leon Jr. to be in possession of Xanax, Oxycodone, Morphine and Clonazepam packaged in a way that it was ready for distribution.

He was also found to have two Marion County warrants for failure to appear in court in connection to a November arrest in which Leon Jr. was cited for two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Leon Jr. was also in violation of probation from a Washington County incident in which he pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on the same day in November. Two counts of criminal trespassing, along with charges of theft and robbery from a TJ Maxx store were dismissed in the judgment.

Leon Jr. was booked into Marion County correctional facility on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree theft, felon in possession of a prohibited weapon, unlawful delivery of Xanax, Oxycodone, schedule II substance and schedule 4 substance. He was also booked on two outstanding failure to appear warrants and Washington County probation hold.

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