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Muchas Gracias robbed by two knife-weilding men

Shortly after incident Monday morning, suspects arrested in the area

Two men robbed Muchas Gracias at about 12:20 a.m. Monday and were subsequently arrested shortly thereafter. Photo Credit: NEWBERG-DUNDEE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Robert Thomas Jolliff (left) and Noah Daniel Phillips were arrested Monday for the robbery of Muchas Gracias.

“One of the men was wearing a ski mask and the other had a blue bandanna over his face when they entered the store and demanded money from the employee while holding a knife in a threatening manner,” according to the Newberg-Dundee Police Department.

Minutes after receiving the call, an officer spotted the suspects on Haworth Street near Marie Avenue who fit the description given. When contact was attempted, an officer spotted one man toss the money stolen in the robbery.

Robert Thomas Jolliff and Noah Daniel Phillips were detained and booked on charges of robbery in the first degree and theft in the second degree.

While investigating, officers found the bandana, mask, knife and sweatshirts used in the robbery in the tree line separating Muchas Gracias from the Shilo Inn parking lot on Portland Road.

Jolliff, 29, has an address listed in Newberg while Phillips, also 29, has an address listed in Tillamook. Both men are being held at the Yamhill County Jail on a bond of $155,000.

Police ask that if anyone living near Muchas Gracias finds items in their yard that don’t belong to them to contact the department at 503-538-8321.

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