August 12, 2014 06:10
The suspect, Demarcus Yordell Vance, a 24-year-old male, in the recent Plaid Pantry robberies is in custody and have been booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He has been charged with five (5) counts of Robbery II, attempt to elude on foot and with a vehicle, reckless driving, interfering with a police officer, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Officers were able to apprehend Vance after an officer, responding to a robbery at 1715 N.E. 15h Avenue, observed a suspicious person getting into a stolen vehicle. He attempted to stop the Vance, however, Vance fled. A pursuit ensued but was terminated due to the dangerous driving of the suspect.
After the termination of the pursuit officers, who had gotten ahead of Vance in the direction they suspected he was heading, used spike strips to flatten his tires. Vance abandoned the vehicle in the area of N.E. 96th Ave and N.E. Sandy Blvd. Officer were then able to establish a perimeter to contain Vance and used a K-9 to capture him.
Officer recovered money taken in the robbery. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to investigate this series of robberies. We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects at this time.
Early this morning, August 12, 2014, at 12:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a robbery at 1715 N.E. 16th (a Plaid Pantry). Responding officers learned that the suspect description matched that of a suspect in several similar robberies which occurred yesterday.
Officers located a vehicle possibly associated with the robbery and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled and officers pursued it. As a result of the pursuit officers have taken custody of a possible suspect but are still investigating his potential involvement in this, as well as other, robberies.
The investigation is ongoing and updates will follow as more information becomes available.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204