A male suspect believed to be involved in a Central Point armed robbery that took place on Saturday, July 15, was taken into custody after a high-speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Authorities from the Central Point Police Department are collaborating with the Washington State Patrol in this multi-state crime spree investigation.
The incident unfolded late Saturday night when a male suspect entered a business located in the 10 block of N. Front Street, wielding a firearm and demanding cash from the register. Witnesses present at the scene were able to provide crucial information, including the license plate number and a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which was later identified as a stolen vehicle originating from California.
In a display of interagency coordination, the Washington State Patrol located the stolen vehicle in Whatcom County during the early hours of Monday, July 17. A pursuit ensued, during which troopers deployed spike strips to disable the pickup truck. Subsequently, they managed to apprehend a male suspect.
With the suspect now in custody, detectives from the Central Point Police Department are working closely with the Washington State Patrol investigators to determine the suspect’s connection to the armed robbery incident in Central Point. The collaborative efforts aim to gather conclusive evidence that would link the suspect to the crime and provide justice for the affected business and its employees.
Authorities express gratitude to the witnesses whose assistance enabled the identification and tracking of the stolen vehicle, ultimately leading to the suspect’s arrest. The investigation remains ongoing, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Anyone with additional information related to this incident is urged to contact the Central Point Police Department or the Washington State Patrol, as their input could assist in the ongoing investigation.