Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of 'Blue'
Jun 29,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

The Bend City Police Department has arrested a Bend man suspected of robbing “Blue”, a Westside Bend clothing store, at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, June 27.

The suspect, David Sharp, age 20, was also arrested for the burglary of the Oregon Mountain Coffee Company which occurred June 22nd. An investigation is continuing related to the earlier robbery, where an undisclosed amount of property was taken from the store located at 1041 NE 9th Street in Bend.

Shortly before midnight on June 28th, Bend Police Officers developed information related to the identity of the armed robbery suspect in the “Blue” incident. The investigation continued throughout the night and into today, when the arrest was made.

 
David Sharp - DCJ Photo 
 
“It is believed that Sharp committed the robbery on his own. There are no other known suspects related to the robbery,” said Detective Sgt. Rex Catt. Charges pending include Robbery I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Burglary II.

According to Sgt. Brian Kindell, Astacia Davis was working alone in ‘Blue’, a women’s clothing and accessories store at 1326 NW Galveston on Tuesday evening.  The suspect, who had been in the store shopping prior to the robbery, confronted Davis about 7 pm with a firearm then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and property.  

 

 1326 NW Galveston - Photo credit: Bend Weekly