Pepperoni Bandit Behind Bars
July 9, 2013, 2:00 am
Portland Police have arrested the man they call the "Pepperoni Bandit". SGT Pete Simpson says they believe 18-year-old David Robert Baker is the man responsible for two armed robberies in Southeast Portland. '
Baker was arrested when Portland Police Robbery Detective viewed surveillance video Monday morning, then saw Baker waiting at a TriMet bus stop.
Officers made the arrest on a TriMet bus. Baker fought with officers and one officer received minor injuries during the struggle. Officers also recovered a machete from Baker's pants, which they believe was used in the robberies.
Baker was given his handle by Portland Police because of the items he allegedly stole during the robberies. Simpson says during the first robbery on Foster Road, Baker grabbed a soda, chocolate mini-donuts and beef jerky while threatening the clerk with a machete and demanding money and cigarettes.
Durinf the second robbery Simpson says Baker stole a frozen pizza, some candy and some pepperoni sticks then threatened the victim with a machete before leaving the market without paying for the food.
Baker has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday. He is facing two counts of Robbery in the First Degree.