Police: Bend robbery suspect impersonated officer

The man is accused of robbing a business with a badge pinned to his chest and yelling "sheriff" as he entered.

Posted: Dec 31, 2018 3:56 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Police say a masked man who wielded a hammer and claimed to be a law-enforcement officer robbed the owners of a used car lot in Bend.

The Bulletin reports Bend police officers arrested the 50-year-old man following a short foot chase from the lot Saturday.

Police say the man had a badge pinned to his chest and yelled "sheriff" as he entered Local Motors.

The man ordered business owner Christina Matlock to go outside as he handcuffed fellow owner Morgan Matlock. A 6-year-old boy was also inside the business at the time.

Officers arrived at the lot as the robbery was occurring. The man ran when he saw police.

The man was arrested on suspicion of several crimes, including robbery, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30060

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6690129
Marion433689
Washington420858
Umatilla288141
Clackamas219961
Malheur147023
Jackson10073
Lane91314
Deschutes73912
Yamhill72114
Jefferson5038
Polk48915
Morrow4775
Lincoln47013
Linn44913
Union4352
Klamath2672
Benton2476
Hood River2400
Wasco2303
Douglas1953
Josephine1802
Columbia1481
Coos1340
Clatsop1060
Baker892
Crook601
Tillamook470
Lake290
Wallowa281
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 66°
Corvallis
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Roseburg
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
North Bend
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events