March 12, 2013 10:35Portland Police officers arrested 22-year-old Eric David Mendoza after yesterday afternoon's bank robbery. Mendoza was wanted in connection with a pedestrian robbery at Portland State University on March 7, 2013.
The U.S. Attorney's Office will review the bank robbery case to consider whether or not to file formal bank robbery charges. Mendoza is not a suspect in the earlier bank robbery on Monday.
Mendoza was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree in connection with the PSU robbery.
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On Monday, March 11, 2013, at 4:18 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of an armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo branch, located at 845 Northwest 11th Avenue.
Responding officers located a subject matching the description of the robbery suspect leaving the area of the bank. Officers contacted that subject and, after finding additional evidence of the robbery, took the suspect into custody.
The investigation is continuing and updates will be provided when they become available.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson