Portland Police arrest suspect shortly after bank robbery

May 05, 2021 08:32

  

On Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, at about 12:45 p.m. Portland Police responded to a report of a robbery with a weapon at a bank in the 4500 block of North Interstate Avenue.

The suspect made a demand for money via demand note and claimed to have a knife. The robber obtained cash from the victim teller, and fled the branch.

Responding officers gathered suspect information and searched the area, which led them to the 4000 block of North Winchell Avenue. Officers found a person matching the suspect description, identified as 26-year-old Benjamin Patrick Murphy, in the 4000 block of North Winchell Avenue and took him into custody. Officers recovered evidence related to the robbery.

Murphy was booked into the Multnomah County jail on a US Marshal Hold for bank robbery.
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