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Man arrested in Dotty's robbery

Police: At least one more suspect helped rob video poker restaurant early Saturday


WILLIAMSPolice have one man in custody and are continuing to try to find at least one more suspect in a robbery of Dotty’s Deli on Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard last weekend.

Brandon Ray Williams, 31, was taken into custody after a police chase from Beaverton into Portland ended in the suspect’s vehicle crashing near Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

The call came in at about 3 a.m. Saturday after two suspects – at least one armed with a handgun – robbed the video poker establishment, according to Officer Mike Rowe, spokesman for the Beaverton Police Department.

As Beaverton officers were responding, a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy turned onto Southwest Walker Road behind a vehicle leaving the area and tried to stop it. The vehicle instead led a pursuit into Portland, ending in the crash in North Portland.

At least two suspects fled the vehicle on foot, leading to a search with K9s and activation of Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).

Portland police found Williams, a North Portland resident, hiding in the area of the crash and turned him over to Beaverton detectives.

Williams later was charged with first-degree robbery and is lodged in the Washington County Jail. His bail was set at $25,000, according to jail records.

The investigation is continuing, Rowe said.