Police: 82nd Street Bar & Grill robbers arrested in southern California, SE Portland

Jamaar A. Smith, current jail booking photo; Jesus Mezick, prior jail booking photo from arrest in April.

Two men who robbed the 82nd Street Bar & Grill were arrested separately in southern California and southeast Portland, according to police.

The robbery occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Police said the robbers were armed with a knife and a gun.

Detectives said the suspects were identified as 27-year-old Jesus Mezick and 33-year-old Jamaar A. Smith.

It was believed Mezick traveled to southern California after the robbery. A warrant was obtained for his arrest and he was caught by U.S. marshals on Saturday.

Mezick was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Oregon.

Detectives then obtained a search warrant for a home on the 8800 block of Southeast Reedway Street in Portland.

The warrant was served by Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Response Team early Thursday morning. Smith was found in the home and arrested on charges of robbery, theft and unlawful use of a weapon.

The robbery remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Robert Hollins at Robert.Hollins@portlandoregon.gov.

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