Aloha man arrested for stealing iPhones
An masked Aloha man was arrested Saturday for stealing iPhones from an AT&T store.
Steven Prieto, 25, is charged with Second Degree Robbery, First Degree Theft and Menacing. He is held on $250,000 bail.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at the store at 20565 S.W. Tualatin Valley Hwy. at 6:58 p.m. on March 5.
When they arrived, deputies learned that a man, later identified as Prieto, fled the store with two bags of cellular phones after threatening employees. Deputies were told a man wearing a black hoodie entered the store with a mask over his face, and told the employees he had a Taser he would use on them.
Additional deputies immediately responded to the area and located Prieto, still wearing the mask, three blocks from the store on Southwest Alexander Street. He ran but was chased down and captured.
Deputies found Prieto carrying two bags with 19 new iPhones in their original boxes valued at over $15,000. They did not find a weapon, but found a flashlight that was possibly purported to be a Taser.
The stolen iPhones were processed for evidence and returned to the store.