Suspect taken into custody by Portland Police
A suspect in an attempted robbery in Vancouver was taken into custody by Portland Police earlier today.
At about 6:54 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11), Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an attempted robbery with a gun at the SeaMar Clinic located at 14508 NE 20th Ave. Two males in a red jeep displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s purse. The victim was in the parking lot. The males left the area after the victim refused to give them her purse.
A short time later, at about 7:05 a.m., at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital at 2211 NE 139th Street, two males displayed a handgun in a robbery attempt in the parking garage. The victim refused to give any items to the suspects. The vehicle left the area.
A description of the vehicle and occupants was provided to area law enforcement agencies. The Vancouver Police located a possible suspect vehicle which left southbound on I-5 at a high rate of speed. Due to traffic and suspect vehicle speed, Vancouver Police lost sight of the suspect vehicle. It was determined the suspect vehicle continued south into Portland.
Portland Police located the vehicle, and a suspect was taken into custody.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit will conduct the follow-up investigations of the robberies in Clark County and will coordinate with Portland Police.
No further information at this time.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.