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Man arrested for burglary, pizza shop robbery

July 31st, 2014 - 6:34am

(Port Angeles) -- Criminal charges continue to mount for a Port Angeles man, who is now suspected of robbing a Front Street pizza shop and breaking into an home earlier this month.

24-year-old Corey Earl Borden was slated to make an appearance in Clallam County Superior Court Wednesday on charges including robbery, burglary, theft and trafficking stolen property.

Borden was already in jail after an arrest Friday on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections. Police say the burglary happened July 24th on Highway 101 in east Port Angeles.

Authorities say evidence connected Borden to the break in, including statements from witnesses and the suspect's attempt to pawn stolen property.

The robbery occurred on the afternoon of July 25th at the Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza at the corner of Front and Ennis.

Police believe Borden was the man who concealed his face with a scarf and donned a Hawaiian shirt before using a replica gun to rob the pizza shop of an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect ran west from the crime scene.

Detectives found the fake gun and clothing near the corner of 6th and Vine Street after a track by officers and a K-9 unit.

Borden was arrested Friday near Swain's in Port Angeles after receiving citizen tips on the suspect's location.

Borden was spotted by corrections officers west of Port Angeles a day prior, but managed to elude arrest by abandoning a car and escaping into a wooded area.

Deputy Chief Brian Smith says they could still use the help of anyone who has information about the crimes allegedly committed by Borden.


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