Police arrest suspect in Camas gas station robbery

Transient had recently been released from jail

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The suspect in the recent armed robbery of the Camas Safeway gas station, as well as several other crimes, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 3.

Tyler J. Terry, 19, is accused of robbing the convenience store at the gas station. According to a press release from the Camas Police Department, on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at approximately 10 p.m., the suspect threatened the clerk with a large kitchen knife and demanded money from the cash register. He was unable to obtain any cash and ended up with just a single pack of cigarettes before fleeing the scene on foot. A search of the area for the suspect by law enforcement that evening was unsuccessful.

As the investigation continued, Camas detectives developed probable cause to arrest Terry for the Camas robbery. He had recently been released from jail and was living as a transient.

A search by police of the hotel where Terry had been staying revealed evidence from the armed robbery of the Camas gas station, as well as evidence of several other recent crimes.

Terry, formerly of Vancouver, was booked at the Clark County Jail on charges of first degree robbery, residential burglary, and three counts of vehicle prowling. He is scheduled to appear in Clark County Superior Court on Monday, Dec. 6.