On February 2, 2022, Central Precinct officers responded to an incident in which a victim’s vehicle was taken at gunpoint southeast of 6th Avenue and South Street. is from Ankeny. The vehicle was recovered by Central Precinct officers on February 5, 2022 and PPB criminals were able to obtain evidence.
Officers from the Central Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and a detective temporarily assigned to the NRT opened an investigation and developed leads, including a description of the suspect and specific clothing he may have been wearing.
Based on this new information, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, officers surveyed the area near the crime scene and quickly located the suspect along with evidence of the theft. Officers obtained a search warrant and discovered additional evidence in the suspect’s tent near the 7th Avenue area of southeast and southeast Ankeny. Officers arrested Brandon Robb, 35. Robb was charged with second degree robbery, unauthorized use of a weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a motor vehicle.
This is the first arrest/case handled under a new Central NRT/Detective pilot program. The close collaboration resulted in the closure of the case within a week of the initial crime.
Source: Portland Police