PORTLAND -- A suspected armed robber in a string of crimes across Portland has been indicted by federal marshals for bank robbery, carjacking and gun charges.
Police arrested 54-year-old David Chilton last Tuesday night inside a Fred Meyer store in North Portland, a day after he allegedly pulled a handgun at PSU, robbed a bank in NE Portland, then stole a car at gunpoint.
Security officers spotted a man resembling Chilton enter the store. They tracked his movements on a series of surveillance videos, said Sgt. Pete Simpson. Tactical police and negotiators were called in, as customers and employees were evacuated.
Chilton was jailed on a U.S. Marshal's hold. He has convictions dating back to 1985 for robbing banks and dealing heroin.
Chilton had been on the run from police since the day before when he was believed to have pointed a gun at a Portland State University guard before running into a parking garage and escaping.
He was charged with robbing the Key Bank at Northeast 102nd and Halsey. That robber also commandeered the car of a woman customer after letting her children safely leave the car.