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UPDATE -- SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: Happy Valley PD, Sheriff's Office respond to Carl's Jr. armed robbery; 'Opening Bell Bandit' also wanted in robberies of Subway, car wash; video available; tips sought

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UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 10, 2020) -- OPENING BELL BANDIT IN CUSTODY; FACES CHARGES IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS

Booking photo: Christian David Perry
Booking photo: Christian David Perry

On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 5:33 p.m. the Tigard Police Department responded to a robbery at Sunsup Tanning Salon (15532 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard). Tigard PD was assisted by Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, King City Police Department and a Hillsboro Police K9.

The suspect in the Jan. 4 robbery had entered the location armed with what was described as a screwdriver. The suspect confronted an employee and demanded money. While the suspect was removing money from the register, a customer approached. The suspect threatened the customer and lunged at him with the screwdriver. The suspect then fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a white male adult approximately 5'10" and 250 lbs. He was wearing a ski mask, black hoodie, and black gloves.

Other officers conducted a track of the suspect using the Hillsboro PD K9. They located the suspect a short distance away, where he was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as Christian David Perry, 49 of Happy Valley.

Authorities learned Perry also had a felony warrant from the Oregon State Parole Board for Robbery; this warrant was confirmed.

Perry was booked at the Washington County Jail on the following charges. The booking photo attached was provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, approved for release.

  • Robbery I 
  • Unlawful use of a Weapon 
  • Menacing 

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office detectives believe Perry is the "Opening Bell Bandit," responsible for the following robberies that have occurred throughout Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties:

  • West Linn (Case # 19-10068) -- Kaady Car Wash 
  • Gladstone (Case # 19-030107) -- Subway 
  • Happy Valley (Case # 19-030627) -- Carl’s Jr. 
  • Portland (Case #19-424173) -- Subway 
  • Portland (Case # 19-441751) -- Pizza Hut 
  • Clackamas (Case # 19-030846) -- Slingshotz Expresso 
  • Tigard (Case # 20-000258) -- Sunsup Tanning 

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EARLIER (Dec. 27, 2019) -- HAPPY VALLEY PD, SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPOND TO CARL'S JR. ARMED ROBBERY; 'OPENING BELL BANDIT' ALSO WANTED IN ROBBERIES OF SUBWAY, CAR WASH; VIDEO AVAILABLE; TIPS SOUGHT

Opening Bell Bandit

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-030627

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF CARL'S JR. ROBBERY (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l7nvtevwkut2j4w/19-030627-CarlsJrRobbery.mp4?dl=0

At approximately 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, deputies contracted to Happy Valley PD responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Carl's Jr. restaurant located at 14665 SE Sunnyside Rd. in Happy Valley.

The Carl's Jr. had just opened for business when the suspect entered the restaurant and displayed a knife. As seen in the above-linked surveillance video, the suspect forced the employees to give him money and then fled the restaurant in an unknown direction.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies also responded and searched for the suspect. The suspect was not located.

Happy Valley PD is conducting a thorough investigation, and the crime scene is being processed with the help of Sheriff's Office Computer Forensics Unit (CFU) technicians.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • White male
  • Age unknown
  • Between 5'11'' and 6' tall.
  • Heavyset -- approximately 240-250 lbs.
  • Covered his face with a dark-colored ski mask
  • Wearing a grey sweatshirt with a dark t-shirt underneath, jeans, gloves, and dark shoes
  • Witnesses described the suspect as having short white facial hair

The suspect's actions were captured on video surveillance. The video is available at this Dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l7nvtevwkut2j4w/19-030627-CarlsJrRobbery.mp4?dl=0

Stills from the surveillance video are also attached.

The suspect is believed to be connected to two other similar robberies -- the Dec. 18 robbery of a Kaady Car Wash in West Linn (West Linn PD Case # 19-10068) and the Dec. 20 robbery of a Subway in Gladstone (Gladstone PD Case # 19-030107). In each of these armed robberies the suspect also used a knife and matches the description of the suspect in the Dec. 27 Carl's Jr. robbery (CCSO Case # 19-030627).

West Linn PD has dubbed the suspect the "Opening Bell Bandit" because of his tendency to rob locations right after they open for business.

If you recognize the suspect or have any information regarding this case or the associated robberies, you are asked to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to catch the #OpeningBellBandit. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 19-030627.

The Sheriff's Office will also process tips for the Dec. 18 Kaady Car Wash robbery in West Linn (West Linn PD Case # 19-10068) and the Dec. 20 Subway robbery in Gladstone (Gladstone PD Case # 19-030107).

Three Clackamas County cities -- Happy ValleyWilsonville and Estacada -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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