Robbery Suspect Slips Up Using Caller ID

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On September 21, 2023, at 9:15 pm, an armed male carrying a revolver committed a robbery at the Arco station located at 9560 Northwest Glencoe Road in Hillsboro. The suspect fled the scene on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of cash. Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies and drone team, as well as officers and a canine unit from the Hillsboro Police Department and officers from the Beaverton Police Department, assisted in the search for the suspect.

During the investigation, detectives went to the Arco station and discovered that a phone call had been made approximately two hours prior to the robbery. The male caller had inquired about the closing time of the Arco station. Using the caller ID, detectives determined the call came from a number belonging to a 19-year-old named Angel Cruz-Soto.

Further investigation revealed that Cruz-Soto matched the physical description of the robbery suspect and lived less than a mile from the Arco station. 

Deputies and detectives proceeded to contact Cruz-Soto at his residence, where they discovered an empty holster for a revolver, a loaded revolver, a ski mask, and clothing matching the description of the items worn during the robbery.

Cruz-Soto was subsequently taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of robbery in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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