1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
July 13, 2005 00:00
WANTED MAN ARRESTED IN A SERIES OF ROBBERIES
On Tuesday, July 12, 2005, Portland Police Robbery detectives charged 44-year-old Geoffrey Williams with seven counts of Robbery in the Second Degree and two counts of Robbery in the Third Degree. The charges are in connection with a series of robberies in the Portland Area that occurred between May 25, 2005 and June 23, 2005. In several of the robberies, the suspect implied he was armed with a weapon or displayed a weapon. The location and dates of the robberies were:
- Fred Meyer, 7404 North Interstate at 3:15 p.m. on May 25, 2005. - 7-11, 1931 North Lombard at 7:50 p.m. on May 29, 2005. - McDonald’s restaurant, 8011 Northeast Martin Luther King at 7:37 p.m. on May 31, 2005. - McDonald’s restaurant, 1520 Northeast Grand Avenue at 2:45 p.m. on June 6, 2005. - Wheeler Dealer, 14410 Southeast Stark Street at 9:07 p.m. on June 23, 2005. - Nike Factory Store, 2650 Northeast Martin Luther King at 9:42 p.m. on June 23, 2005.
Williams was arrested on June 29, 2005, during a traffic stop unrelated to the robberies. Williams initially gave the officer several false names, but subsequent investigation revealed a warrant for Bank Robbery and Attempted Murder of a Santa Clara, California police officer.
Portland Police Robbery Detectives have been continuing the investigation since Williams’ arrest and have now charged him with the additional crimes.
Sgt. Pete Simpson