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Robbery Detectives Arrest Man in Shotgun Tavern Robberies

April 24, 2006 00:00


On April 16, 2006, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau’s Robbery Detail arrested 43-year-old Eric Lee Presley for his role in the robberies of Thatcher’s Lounge on March 20, 2006, and the Willshire Tavern on March 23, 2006. Presley was indicted on 41 counts related to the robberies. The charges include Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First and Second Degrees, Kidnapping in the Second Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

Robbery Detectives were able to use forensic evidence from the crime scenes and witness accounts to positively link Presley with the robberies. Additionally, a victim’s vehicle taken during the robbery of Thatcher’s Lounge was also recovered and returned to its owner.

Additional suspects are still outstanding in these robberies and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Christensen at (503) 823-0266.

This investigation is continuing.


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