Thursday, August 27, 2009


The case: A would-be robber was prevented from holding up a man last month near the Beaverton Transit Center. Police said the hold up was averted by the efforts of officers, victims and a bicyclist who was passing by.

Jentre J. Hoffman, 23, was arrested after he tried to rob a Portland man. TriMet police were on patrol at the center and were drawn to the scene of the would-be robbery by the cries of a teenage girl who was walking with the robbery victim. Hoffman took off as police approached, but a passing cyclist knocked him to the ground, giving police enough time to make an arrest.

Update: On Aug. 10, Hoffman pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery.

What's next: He was sentenced to two years probation, and must complete courses for alcohol abuse, anger management and mental health. He was also ordered to have no contact with his victims.

-- The Oregonian

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