Police: Man handcuffed employee to door during armed robbery

Israel Thompson

Albany police have arrested a suspect in connection with the robbery.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 11:45 AM
Updated: Aug 23, 2018 12:02 PM

ALBANY, Ore. -- Albany police have arrested a man accused of robbing a video lottery store Aug. 8.

Police said Israel William Thompson, 40, of Albany was wearing dark clothes, a mask and gloves when he entered the Yellow Flamingo, 1119 Santiam Road SE, at 1:55 a.m. armed with a handgun.

They said Thompson forced the male employee into a back office and handcuffed him to a door before he left with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police arrested Thompson Wednesday in the 400 block of SE Denver Street. He faces charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and coercion.

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