Transient held as a suspect in robberies
Beaverton police are taking a hard look at a 25-year-old transient who could be a suspect in the robbery of a local hair salon.
Portland police arrested Adam Gerard Trainor Saturday afternoon after he allegedly robbed a Cash Store in Portland at gunpoint.
Both Beaverton and Sherwood police say Trainor could be a suspect in a string of business robberies in the cities.
Beaverton police spokesman Officer Mark Hyde said the department is expected to file a report and a statement from Trainor with the Washington County District Attorney's office concerning a June 12 armed robbery at Beaverton's Honeycut and Company hair salon.
The district attorney's office could present the reports and statement to a grand jury for possible indictment.
Trainor was arraigned Monday in Multnomah County on a charge of second-degree robbery. He also faced a failure-to-appear warrant on a theft charge in Washington County this week.
But Trainor's robbery routine and description seemed to stand out for one Portland detective who thought Trainor might be the same man wanted in two Sherwood robberies.
According to Portland police reports, Trainor used a large black revolver when he demanded cash from a store employee and was seen leaving the Portland cash checking store in a green two-door Honda Civic.
Trainor was apprehended after he led Portland police on a short chase.
According to a Sherwood Police Department press release, Trainor admitted to robbing a Subway and Hair Masters in Sherwood two weeks ago.
'Trainor admitted that he had a heroin addiction and needed money to constantly buy drugs,' according to the press release. 'It was later determined that Trainor has also been living out of his vehicle.'
Trainor is expected to be charged with two counts of second-degree robbery from the Sherwood robberies in Washington County.
On June 8, the Subway sandwich shop on Langer Drive in Sherwood was robbed at gunpoint. The next day Hair Masters hair salon on Roy Rogers Road was also robbed at gunpoint.
Witnesses at both scenes described the suspect as an unknown white male between 18 and 25 years old who lingered in front of the businesses before entering.
At both scenes the suspect was also described as wearing a hooded sweatshirt over his head and wielding a black handgun.
A Portland detective who responded to the robbery in Portland Saturday recognized the Cash Store robber as possibly being the same person who had robbed two stores in Sherwood a week earlier.
A composite sketch and video surveillance images from the Sherwood robberies had been displayed by the media since late last week.