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Beaverton man arrested after kiosk robbery, assault

Bystander photographs led police to suspect's apartment


by: BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - The cash register at the kiosk in Beaverton City Park near the city library was damaged when the kiosk was robbed.Police arrested a Beaverton man Saturday night following a robbery and assault at a food kiosk in Beaverton City Park.

Samuel Edward Paul, 38, was arrested at a nearby apartment after the incident and lodged in Washington County Jail on accusations of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

Beaverton officers were dispatched at 6 p.m. on a report that a male suspect had robbed a food kiosk in the park near the Beaverton City Library at Southwest Fifth Street and Hall Boulevard and physically assaulted the clerk. The suspect reportedly entered the kiosk and struck the female clerk in the head with a soda can before grabbing the cash register, running out of the kiosk and dropping the cash register near the door, said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton Police Department spokesman.by: BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - Samuel Edward Paul

Paul allegedly grabbed some cash from the register, ran behind the city library where his car was parked, then fled the area in a black Subaru Forester. The clerk was not seriously injured.

There were a number of witnesses to this crime who were in the park, some of whom took photographs of the suspect and his vehicle. Armed with photographs, officers searched he area for the Paul. A Beaverton officer driving by the Franklin House Apartments on Southwest Franklin Avenue saw a car that matched the vehicle in the pictures, Rowe said. The photographs provided matched Paul's driver's license.

Identifying the owner of this vehicle as Paul, he was arrested without incident and booked into the Washington County Jail.



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