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Police arrest man wanted for April robbery at NE Portland Safeway

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Jesse Hamm, jail booking photo Jesse Hamm, jail booking photo

Nearly two months after a robbery at a Safeway store in northeast Portland, police said a suspect has been taken into custody.

Officers responded to a suspicious circumstances call in the area of Southeast 164th Avenue and Division Street on Wednesday.

Officers contacted the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Jesse Bryan Hamm, and learned he was wanted on robbery charges.

Investigators said Hamm shoplifted a basket of items from Safeway on the 200 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue the afternoon of April 12.

Police said Hamm "menaced" an employee with a pocket knife and then left the area in a vehicle.

Robbery detectives developed information during the investigation that identified Hamm as the suspect.

He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday on the charge of second-degree robbery.

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