CCSO arrests suspects from Covington neighborhood robbery

Two suspects in a robbery in the Covington neighborhood Friday and one juvenile were taken into custody by law enforcement officers late Saturday night.
Two suspects in a robbery in the Covington neighborhood Friday and one juvenile were taken into custody by law enforcement officers late Saturday night.

One adult suspect from Vancouver, one from Portland and a juvenile were all taken into custody Saturday

Two suspects in a robbery in the Covington neighborhood Friday and one juvenile were taken into custody by law enforcement officers late Saturday night.

On Friday (July 22) at about 7 p.m., a man, his sister and some friends were playing basketball at Covington Middle School, located at 11200 NE Rosewood Avenue, when the man was robbed at gunpoint. The man was robbed of keys to a car, which was subsequently driven away by the suspects.  

The victim described five suspects and the clothing they were wearing at the time of the robbery. Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies were unable to locate the suspects at that time, but surveillance camera images were gathered by the deputies to be used for future identification.

On Saturday (July 23) at about 11 a.m., the robbery victim’s vehicle was located by Oregon State Police (OSP) in Clackamas County after it had crashed, and the occupants had fled.  The occupants were seen getting into a red Hyundai sedan. Video surveillance images were captured by OSP troopers.

On the same day (July 23), at about 9:15 hours, Vancouver Police officers radioed that they were behind a red Hyundai sedan stolen out of Oregon. CCSO deputies responded to assist. The vehicle stopped in the Covington neighborhood, without being pursued, in a court with no outlet.  

One of the responding deputies was the primary investigator for the robbery and recognized two of the occupants as being suspects in the robbery from the day before.  He also recognized them from the images provided by OSP.

Two adults and a juvenile were taken from the stolen Hyundai and detained.  Two firearms were in open view inside the vehicle.  The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant and detectives from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Vancouver Police Department assisted the primary investigating deputy continue the investigation.  

Two adults and the juvenile were eventually taken to jail and juvenile detention, respectively.  Nehemiah Rick Nimo, 19, of Portland, was lodged on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree and Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.  Terrence Shane Taylor, 19, of Vancouver was lodged on charges of Taking a Vehicle Without Permission in the Second Degree.  The juvenile was lodged on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree and Taking a Vehicle Without Permission in the Second Degree.  

The investigation is on-going.  

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


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