On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 12:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Ace Hardware, located at 228 Northeast Broadway.
When officers arrived at the location, they learned a man was seen shoplifting from the store. Store employees confronted the suspect, at which time the suspect grabbed a roofing hammer and threatened the employees with the hammer. After threatening the employees, the suspect ran from the store with the hammer and stolen items.
Officers searched the area and located the suspect nearby. The suspect was taken into custody and the roofing hammer and several other stolen items were located and collected as evidence.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail continued the investigation.
The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Mark C. Aquirre. Aquirre was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree.