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38-year-old robbery suspect arrested in Downtown

October 08, 2004 00:00


On October 3, 2004, Central Precinct Officers arrested 38-year-old Nathan Keith McNair on one count of Robbery in the First Degree. Officers contacted McNair because he matched the description of a suspect in an earlier robbery. McNair was transported to the Detective Division and was later connected to seven additional commercial robberies. All of the robberies involved businesses in the Northwest Portland, the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, or Pioneer Place.

McNair is suspected of targeting small businesses while only one or two female employees were on-duty. During the robberies, McNair either implied that he had a handgun or displayed a large kitchen knife while demanding cash from the cash register.

McNair was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and is currently being held on $250,000 bail.

Additional charges are pending at the completion of the investigation. Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Scott Chamberlain at (503) 823-0400.


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