Sheriff's Office arrests knife-wielding coffee-stand robber outside Canby, thanks to observant passerby

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2013, 10:03 p.m.

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At about 3:30 p.m. On Monday, June 17, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- with assistance from the Canby Police Department and Oregon City Police Department -- responded to an armed robbery at a drive-through coffee stand on S. Knights Bridge Rd. near S. Arndt Rd., a rural area outside of Canby, OR.

The suspect -- who was armed with a knife -- stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in a vehicle. Thanks to a tip from an observant citizen, the suspect was located, apprehended and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail by responding deputies.

Nathan Edward Paul Nettler, a 27-year-old male transient of the Oregon City area, allegedly physically forced his way into the drive-through coffee stand, brandishing a large silver knife and demanding money. The lone 60-year-old female employee complied with the suspect's demands for cash. The suspect also allegedly stole both the coffee stand's business telephone and the employee's cellular phone before fleeing the scene. The victim ran to a neighboring home to call the police.

A citizen driving through the area observed a suspicious red Mercury 4-door vehicle parked a distance away from the coffee stand, as well as a suspicious person on foot, next to the coffee stand. The citizen was able to provided a good description and a license plate number to authorities.

While responding to the scene, a Sheriff's Office deputy saw the suspect vehicle, and stopped it on Hwy 99E between Canby and Oregon City. Mr. Nettler was taken into custody, and cash and property from the robbery were recovered.

An Oregon City Police K9 searched the area near the stop location and located the knife used in the robbery, which the suspect had allegedly thrown from the vehicle.

Mr. Nettler was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Robbery II, Theft I, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. His full booking info is here. Bail is set at $280,000.


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Contact Info:
Paul Coleman, Sergeant
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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