Tigard burglary suspects lead police on chase through Beaverton, Portland
A pair of burglary suspects were arrested Monday morning after allegedly robbing a Tigard man and leading police on a chase through Tigard, Beaverton and Portland.
Police said that the victim had returned home Monday morning several minutes after leaving to retrieve a forgotten item. Once inside his apartment, he was confronted by the pair. The male suspect allegedly placed a gun to the victim's torso and ordered him through the apartment while the female suspect continued to round up items of value. Minutes later the victim was freed and the suspects fled.
The victim ran outside and spotted a Tigard officer on patrol in the area and pointed out the suspects' red, older-model Nissan Maxima.
The Tigard officer approached the vehicle, when the male suspect jumped into the passenger seat of the vehicle and the female driver sped off.
Several Tigard police vehicles joined the pursuit, chasing the suspects through Tigard, where they crashed into a pickup truck near the intersection of Southwest 121st Avenue and Scholls Ferry Road. The suspects continued to flee through Beaverton and Portland, and the chase ended in Portland on Southwest Corbett Avenue near Interstate-5 when the suspects crashed into a landscaping barrier. Uninjured, both suspects were taken into custody at the scene of the crash.
Police seized numerous items of value from the car, which appeared to be taken in the burglary.
Beverly Rose Alcorn, 26, and Cody J. Connel, 27, were arrested and taken into custody on charges of robbery, burglary and kidnapping. Other charges, including traffic-related offenses, will likely follow, police said.