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Two men arrested in knifepoint robbery attempt

Two men were arrested Friday after a Portland man said he was robbed at knifepoint in a restaurant parking lot on Murray Road.

Joseph Sage, 22, of Northwest Portland, and Deric Flaherty, 19, of Hillsboro, were arrested on accusations of first-degree robbery after the incident at the Shari's Restaurant on Northwest Murray Road in the Cedar Hills area, said Sgt. Bob Ray, a Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Following a report that two men brandishing knives threatened a man to hand over his wallet, Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the parking lot around 12:45 a.m. Friday.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, told deputies he was walking across the parking lot and was approached by two men who displayed knives and demanded his wallet or they would hurt him. He managed to escape the situation without surrendering his wallet or being injured, Ray reported.

The victim crossed the parking lot and asked someone to call the sheriff's office, and the suspects fled.

Deputies surrounded the area and initiated a K-9-led search that led them to the suspects, who were identified through witness information and other evidence.

The suspects were transported to the Washington County Jail, where they were held pending a $250,000 bail bond.