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Gresham man arrested for armed robberies

Man is accused of holding up convenience stores, including one in Wood Village, and firing a gun


A Gresham man is being held on $750,000 bail on allegations of two armed robberies, including one in Wood Village in which he reportedly fired a gun.

U.S. marshals and detectives from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office special investigations unit arrested Juan Dedios Flores, 31, of Gresham at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, said Lt. Steve Alexander, sheriff's office spokesman. Juan FloresFlores is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of first-degree robbery.

Flores is alleged to have committed two armed robberies of convenience stores and shooting a gun during one of the holds ups.

At 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Flores allegedly robbed the Plaid Pantry in Wood Village at Northeast 242nd Avenue and Glisan Street. During the robbery, the suspect fired a shot from a handgun before fleeing the area in a dark sports utility vehicle.

Just a few hours later, at 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, he allegedly held up another Plaid Pantry in the 6600 block of Northeast Glisan St. In that robbery, the suspect took all the cash from the register and threatened to shoot the clerk.

A surveillance photo of the suspect, as well as video footage, was widely publicized by the media when the suspect was the topic of a Crime Stoppers, which offered a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Plaid Pantry, Inc., offered another reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, as well.

An anonymous tip from a person who saw the video helped police identify the suspect, Alexander said.




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