Police arrest man for knife-point grocery robbery in Bend

Published Apr 23, 2013 at 03:21PM

Bend Police arrested A 41-year-old transient believed to have robbed a Northeast Greenwood Avenue grocery just after 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Michael Monroe was treated at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, after Haras, a Bend police dog apprehended him in a thicket at Juniper Park, according to Bend Police. Monroe was treated and released.

Police planned on moving Monroe to the Deschutes County Jail once he was discharged from St. Charles. However, he was not listed among the inmates Tuesday afternoon

According to police:

Monroe confronted a cashier at Erickson's Thriftway, 725 N.E. Greenwood Blvd., with a knife as she rang up items at her stand. Monroe demanded the cash from her till, then fled. Police responded with seconds and with assistance from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Redmond Police started a search. Bend Officer James Kinsella found Monroe in the park a block away, but Monroe refused to surrender and Kinsella sent Haras after him.

Monroe was held to face charges of first-degree robbery, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and a warrant alleging a parole violation.