April 28 2017
On April 21, 45-year-old Wes Edward Hamman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold for Bank Robbery.
Hamman was arrested shortly after robbing a bank on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and attempting to get away from the area by riding in a taxi cab. After his arrest, Hamman was taken to a Portland hospital for a medical condition before being released to go to jail.
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On Wednesday April 20, 2016, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Key Bank branch located at 4131 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard on the report of a robbery.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who gave police a description of the suspect and that he'd implied that he had a gun.
Officers looking in the neighborhood spotted the suspect in the back of taxi at Southeast Cesar E. Chavez and Hawthorne Boulevards. Officers stopped the driver and took the suspect into custody without incident.
The robbery investigation is continuing and there is no public risk as a result of this incident.