Authorities arrest suspected serial bank robber

Robert Benham. (Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

A suspected bank robber is now behind bars in Multnomah County.

Robert Benham, 53, was arrested earlier this week at his Beaverton home and faces charges related to several robberies around the holidays.

Investigators are also looking at more unsolved robberies in the area, but they aren’t saying whether Benham is a suspect.

They said he was connected to at least three robberies around Christmas time. The first, on Dec. 11, was at the Wells Fargo in the Garden Home Marketplace. Another was at the Columbia Bank on 77th on Christmas Eve and again Jan. 30.

Investigators said there are still a half-dozen unsolved robberies in that area between November 2018 and now.

Anyone who knows anything about the unsolved cases is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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