PORTLAND – Police arrested an armed robbery suspect after a chase through several Northeast Portland neighborhoods Wednesday morning.
Police identified the suspect as 45-year-old Jacques Craner. He faces charges for robbery and attempt to elude.
Officers spotted the suspect in a red Kia Sportage SUV who allegedly robbed two Subway restaurants in Northeast Portland, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
Police tried to pull the man over but he sped off, and at one point, drove the wrong way on North Interstate Avenue.
The suspect got away from police around Northeast 31st Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street but bystanders pointed out directions to officers after they saw the car speed by their homes, Simpson said.
“I was driving down Lloyd about to take a right hand turn on MLK, this red SUV just came speeding by and about nine cop cars come speeding by with them,” witness amber Chisholm said. “I knew instantly it was a high speed chase, thinking it's crazy, you only see this stuff on ‘Cops’ you know.”
Someone then called 9-1-1 and told police the vehicle was parked in a driveway in the 2500 block of Northeast 34th Avenue, and the driver ran off.
Police then established a perimeter and brought in a k-9 unit to help track down the suspect. Police also found a replica gun in the neighborhood that they think was used in the robberies.
KGW Reporter Collette Wieland contributed to this report