Two arrested in connection with Tualatin bank robbery
They are also accused of burglarizing several homes in Lake Oswego and Portland and are suspected of other burglaries in Tigard, Tualatin and Beaverton
CLACKAMAS COUNTY - A young couple has been arrested and charged by federal authorities for a Sept. 22 bank robbery in Tualatin.
Ryan P. Callier, 21, and Erica J. Olson, 21, are both being held in Clackamas County Jail on three counts of first-degree burglary and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Callier is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Both also face other federal charges.
The couple were reportedly arrested Tuesday in Tigard after police recognized their blue pickup truck sitting outside a local motel.
Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele confirmed Thursday that the pair is being held in connection with the Tualatin bank robbery.
The Pacific Continental Bank at 19321 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. was robbed at gunpoint Sept. 22, Surveillance video at the bank caught a man, who appears to be Callier, pulling out a gun, gathering up the money and then leaving the bank on foot.
Olson and Callier are also accused of burglarizing several homes in Lake Oswego and Portland and are suspected of other burglaries in Tigard, Tualatin and Beaverton.
They allegedly stole small items like comforters, laptops and watches. The pair would reportedly target homes with 'For Sale' signs, thinking that no one would be home, said Lake Oswego Police Lt. Dale Jorgensen.
'It was because of that thought process that they got caught,' Jorgensen said. 'On Monday, they broke into a house here in Lake Oswego thinking that nobody was home and somebody was actually home.'
The victim in that break-in noted the license plate of the truck they were driving. The next morning, police found it and the two suspects at a Sherwood Inn in Tigard.
Olson surrendered to police without incident, but Callier tried to get away, police said. He jumped from a second-story window of the hotel, but officers were able to subdue him and take him into custody.