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Deputies: Two men steal beer from gas station, punches employee in the head

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    WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) — Two men were arrested for stealing beer in North Plains, Hillsboro Saturday morning.

Washington County deputies responded to a reported theft of beer at the Chevron station at 10025 NW Glencoe Road in the city of North Plains at 4:37 a.m.

Deputies said an employee reported that a man came into the location and stole two cases of beer.

When the employee intervened and tried to prevent the theft, the suspect punched the employee in the head. The victim was able to provide the license plate of the getaway vehicle, driven by a second male, according to deputies.

Responding deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects or the vehicle.

The clerk did not suffer serious injuries, according to deputies.

Deputies said at 6:09 a.m., another beer run was reported at the Safeway store at 2177 NW 185th Avenue in the city of Hillsboro. Employees reported that a man stole beer from the location and left the location in the same vehicle as the earlier incident in North Plains.

A short time later, Hillsboro Police officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped it near SE TV Highway and SE Brookwood Avenue.

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