Police take three armed robbery suspects into custody, retrieve stolen merchandise

Fran T. Hernandez, left, Harold D. Edwards III, center, and  Keyshawn D. Thomas - mug shots courtesy Multnomah County Jail 

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.

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