Serial robbery suspect found in Washougal home

SWAT team took Michael Wallace, 34, into custody Thursday morning

Law enforcement from the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team, Washougal Police Department and Gresham Police Department took a serial robbery suspect into custody without incident Thursday morning.

The SWAT team arrived at a home in the 1700 block of North 17th Street in Washougal at 7:45 a.m. this morning with an arrest warrant for suspect Michael Wallace.

Officer Ben Costigan, a spokesman for the Gresham Police Department, said Wallace, 34, a Gresham resident, is wanted for four second-degree robberies that occurred between Sept. 11 and Sept. 24 in Gresham, Oregon.

The suspect implied he had a weapon during the robberies, Costigan said, but did not show a weapon or injure anyone.

The first robbery took place Sept. 11 at a Plaid Pantry on East Powell Boulevard in Gresham. The second robbery happened on Sept. 22 at Dotty’s, 5095 N.E. Division St., Gresham. The third and fourth robberies also occurred in Gresham: on Sept. 23 at a Pizza Hut on East Powell Boulevard and on Sept. 24 at a McDonald’s on Northeast Burnside Road.