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Robbery suspect accused of beating employee with stick

Robbery suspect accused of beating employee with stick

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a man who they said beat an employee with a stick during a robbery at a Portland business Saturday afternoon.

It happened at Maria Tienda Mexicana, located at 11146 Northeast Halsey Street, just before 12:30 p.m.

Toby Wylie, 19, hit an employee with a 2 x 2 stick and took money from the business, police said. Another employee then chased him out of the business, but he got away.

The victim was not hurt.

Police used a K-9 unit to find Wylie and arrest him. He was taken to the Multnomah County Jail, where he faces charges of robbery (1st and 2nd degree) and assault (2nd degree).

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