Police nab Sherwood robbery suspect
- The Times - News
Beaverton police expect to file a report and statement from Adam Trainor with the county DA about a robbery there
SHERWOOD - Sherwood police believed two armed robberies in the city could be connected, and Saturday their suspicions were confirmed.
Adam Gerard Trainor, 25, was arrested Saturday after allegedly robbing a Cash Store in Portland at gunpoint. According to police reports, Trainor used a large black-colored revolver when he demanded cash from a store employee and was seen leaving the Portland store in a green two-door Honda Civic. After a vehicle pursuit by Portland police, Trainor was apprehended.
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 may be the same man wanted in two Sherwood robberies.
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,' the press release said. '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 stemming 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 news media since late last week.
According to Beaverton Police Department spokesman Mark Hyde, Beaverton police are also expected to file a report and a statement from Trainor with the District Attorney's office in Washington County concerning an armed robbery at Beaverton's Honeycut and Company hair salon. The DA is expected to present the reports and statement to the grand jury for possible indicment.