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Beaverton man charged in serial shoplifting case

Police: Jordan Blakley, 33, advertised stolen goods on Craigslist, including items taken in Beaverton

BLAKLEYA Beaverton man faces first-degree theft charges for allegedly stealing merchandise from at least six Portland-area stores, including two in Beaverton.

Jordan Taylor Blakley, 33, came to the attention of the organized retail crime manager for Albertsons and Safeway stores in Portland, who started looking into Blakley’s alleged thefts in February.

Officer Mike Rowe, spokesman for the Beaverton Police Department, said Blakley allegedly would commit thefts of merchandise that he would then post for sale on Craigslist at a deep discount.

The company manager and a private investigator set up controlled merchandise buys from the suspect at his Beaverton home.

During the investigation, the undercover PI paid a total of $10,882 to the suspect for items with an estimated value of about $38,000, Rowe reported.

Investigators have confirmed Blakley’s connection to six thefts of property worth a total of $4,346.28, Rowe said.

Those thefts were committed March 29 at the Safeway store on Southwest Teal Boulevard and April 12 at the Beaverton Town Square Fred Meyer. Other merchandise was confirmed stolen in Lake Oswego, Troutdale and Portland.

Rowe said that the remaining property sold to the PI had not been positively tied to thefts at the time of the June 21 police report.