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Tualatin robbery suspect arrested in Baker County

Keegan Elliott is a suspect in the Feb. 20 armed robbery at a Tualatin Subway
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A man wanted in connection with three local armed robberies, two of which occurred in Tualatin, was arrested Sunday in Baker County, according to Tualatin police.

Deputies with the Baker County Sheriff's office located and arrested Keegan B. Elliott, 32, of Tualatin, Sunday on a felony warrant issued by the Tualatin Police Department.

According to a Tualatin Police Department press release, Elliott was found in a remote area of Baker County and was initially transported by snowmobile. Elliott was then lodged at the Baker County Jail.

Two weeks ago Tualatin police detective identified Elliott as a suspect in the Feb. 20 armed robbery at a Subway sandwich shop on Nyberg Road. According to police reports, an armed suspect entered the restaurant just before closing, displayed a handgun during the robbery and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

After identifying Elliott as a possible suspect in that case, the Tualatin police said that officers believed Elliott may have been on a crime spree. Elliott is a person of interest in several other local area crimes including a robbery at Bridgeport Village on Feb. 14 and a robbery at another Subway shop in Tigard Feb. 19.

Police identified Elliott as armed and dangerous as they searched for him and his 1997 Nissan Pathfinder. Elliott's car was found abandoned last week along state Highway 7 in the Eastern Oregon town of Baker City. Tualatin police then began working with investigators from the Baker City Police Department, the Baker County Sheriff's office and the Oregon State Police.

Tualatin police accredit Elliott's location and arrest to strong inter-agency cooperation, positive media coverage and assistance from the public in locating Elliott.