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Transient indicted on robbery charge

by: Contributed photo Jabari Ritchie

A transient who allegedly threatened to kill a Gresham deli clerk during a robbery has been indicted on charges of second-degree robbery and resisting arrest.

Jabari Ritchie, 27, is being held on $252,500 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The man implied that he had a gun while allegedly robbing Joseph's Deli in the 2800 block of Northeast Hogan Drive at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The clerk - described as a 27-year-old Portland woman - thought the man was going to kill or seriously injure her, according to a police report. A customer also was in the deli at the time of the robbery, in which the suspect emptied a fire extinguisher throughout the business.

Police arrested him at the deli on allegations of robbery, menacing, criminal mischief and assaulting a public safety officer.