Police catch Kaady Carwash thief in Tigard
Christian David Perry, 49, of Happy Valley was arrested in Tigard Saturday, Jan. 4 around 5:30 p.m. after he had attempted to rob Sunsup Tanning Salon armed with a screwdriver.
Detectives with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office believe Perry is the suspect local authorities had dubbed the "Opening Bell Bandit," after he robbed several businesses including Kaady Carwash in West Linn as they were opening.
According to a press release from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Perry entered the tanning salon on Highway 99 in Tigard around 5:30 p.m., brandishing a screwdriver and demanding money from an employee, but fled the business after he was confronted by a customer.
Tigard police, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies, King City Police Department and a Hillsboro Police K9, found Perry a short distance from the tanning salon and took him into custody.
Perry had robbed West Linn's Kaady Carwash the morning of Dec. 18, prompting a short search by police, which was unsuccessful. Two days later, he robbed a Subway in Gladstone. He is also suspected in recent robberies at a Carl's Jr. in Happy Valley, a Subway and Pizza Hut in Portland and Slingshotz Expresso in Clackamas.
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