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Portland men arrested for Gresham bank robbery

by: Contributed photos David Cohens, left, and Delbert Brown

Portland residents David Earl Cohens, 47, and Delbert Bernard Brown, 60, have been arrested in connection with Thursday morning's robbery of Gresham's KeyBank, 1532 N.E. 181st Avenue.

The two men are at the Multnomah County Detention Center on U.S. Marshals hold related to the arrest.

Police were called at about 9:28 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, to the bank after a report that a black man had robbed two bank tellers, verbally demanding they hand over money from their tills. The suspect fled the bank in a Cadillac with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A Portland Police Bureau officer spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Other officers quickly responded to that officer's location and took two men into custody without incident.

Officers found the bank robber, Cohens, hiding in the back seat of the vehicle while his friend, Brown, acted as the getaway driver.

Cohens was transported to jail while Brown was taken to the hospital for evaluation because of complaints of chest pain unrelated to the custody.

Upon search of the vehicle, Gresham detectives found a loaded handgun and recovered all of the money stolen from the bank.

Cohens has been transferred to federal custody and Brown will be transferred on Monday, Aug. 15.