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Police: Officers arrest man who tied up victims during robberies

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland police have arrested the man accused of robbing two stores after tying up employees with a knife in his hand. One of the victims was eight months pregnant.

Eric Eno, 31, was arrested near Lloyd Center on Wednesday night.

The latest robbery happened at around 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wigland near Northeast 10th Avenue and Northeast Broadway. The victim told FOX 12 that Eno walked in about 30 minutes before closing time and proceeded to look at several wigs.

Eno eventually pulled out a small knife, told the victim to empty out the cash register, then tied his wrists and ankles to a chair in a back room, the victim said. Eno took off with the cash and the victim's ID, phone, credit cards and keys, he added.

The victim was eventually able to cut himself free with a knife. When he went to call 911, Eno came back in the store, he said.

The victim told FOX 12 that he grabbed a golf club that was inside the store, whacked Eno on the hand when he followed him back into the back room, then chased after him as he ran out of the store and up Northeast Broadway, he said.

The victim eventually lost track of Eno near Lloyd Center, he said. Police used surveillance video to track Eno down at the Stanfords restaurant nearby, investigators said.

"I'm really proud of that guy for doing such a courageous job," said Andrea Angell, who claims she was robbed by Eno at her store in Northwest Portland last week. "It's nice to have the case be almost closed."

According to police, Eno robbed Little Things at around 7:45 p.m. April 22. In that robbery, Angell was tied up after being robbed with a knife, investigators said.

Neither of the victims were physically hurt.

Eno was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Thursday morning on kidnapping and robbery charges. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Friday afternoon.

Eno's bail is set at $1 million.

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