Detectives get jump on unlucky bank robber
An undercover detective from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and two from the Beaverton Police Department captured a bank robbery suspect just minutes after the 28-year-old California man ran from the Cedar Mill bank.
Police arrested Shyrome Bowden without incident and turned him over to the FBI for further investigation.
At about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, the detectives were investigating an unrelated matter near the intersection of Northwest Cornell and Saltzman roads when they spotted a suspicious man running through the parking lot of a nearby strip mall.
Because the detectives were engaged in another investigation at the time, they did not talk to the man.
Minutes later, the undercover detectives heard dispatch announce that the Bank of America located at 12600 N.W. Cornell Road had just been robbed by a man with a gun who matched the description of the person they saw running through the parking lot.
The detectives dropped what they were doing and immediately drove their unmarked car in the direction they last saw the suspect.
They drove into the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex, where they discovered the suspect walking and changing his clothes at the same time.
The detectives exited their vehicle and drew their weapons while giving commands to the suspect.
The suspect complied with their commands and was taken into custody without incident.
They recovered an undisclosed amount of cash from the suspect at the time of his arrest.
The FBI took custody of Bowden.