Police take three armed robbery suspects into custody, retrieve stolen merchandise
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police officers took three men accused of robbing a northeast Portland Verizon Wireless Store into custody Thursday morning.
Officers responded to the store at 3004 Northeast Broadway at 10:09 a.m. for a report of an armed robbery.
Employees told officers the suspects entered the store and demanded access to items. They left with a large quantity of merchandise.
Police searched the area and located the men the employees described.
They conducted a “high risk traffic stop” and took three suspects into custody. They also found a firearm in the vehicle and recovered the stolen merchandise.
Investigators identified the men as 20-year-old Harold D. Edwards III, 20-year-old Keyshawn D. Thomas, and 19-year-old Fran T. Hernandez Fowlkes.
The three were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Edwards faces two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of second degree robbery and two counts of first degree kidnapping.
Thomas faces two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of second degree robbery.
Hernandez-Fowlkes faces three counts of first-degree theft, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, and an outstanding warrant.
Anyone with information on the investigation should call Detective Robert Hollins at (503) 823-3441.