Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Identification of Robbery Suspect Who Stole a Deaf Man's iPad on MAX

November 22, 2013 18:00


The suspect involved in the September robbery of a deaf man's iPad on MAX has been arrested in Salem, Oregon on unrelated charges.

30-year-old Artease Rashawn Jacob was booked into the Marion County Jail on November 20, 2013. Jacob was identified as the suspect in the September robbery after extensive media coverage and numerous anonymous tips submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

The robbery investigation began on September 13, 2013, at 5:25 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery on an eastbound MAX train and learned that the suspect robbed a 62-year-old deaf man of his iPad.

TriMet surveillance images were released to the public which aided in identifying Artease Jacob as the suspect.

Detectives still need the public's help in identifying a second possible suspect on a bicycle, described as as a white male in his late-teens or early-20s, 5'10", medium build, a Chinese symbol tattoo on the left side of his neck, a white t-shirt, baseball cap, black shorts, and riding a BMX bicycle.

Jacob will eventually be brought to Multnomah County where he will face robbery-related charges.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at (503) 823-0842 or

Mug photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.



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