Portland theft suspect arrested at gunpoint

Portland theft suspect arrested at gunpoint

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Posted on November 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 14 at 10:13 AM

PORTLAND – A man trying to break in to steal money from a Northwest Portland apartment’s laundry machines attacked the manager and then fled, police said Tuesday.

Officers were called to 2062 Northwest Marshall Street where the manager confronted a man who broke in to the building on Tuesday.

Police soon found the unidentified suspect, later identified as Patrick Croghan, 45, hiding in a courtyard in the 1700 block of NW Marshall St. He was arrested at gunpoint.

The manager was not seriously hurt.

Croghan was arrested and charged with burglary, robbery, theft, criminal mischief and assault.

Croghan was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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