LA PINE, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office says they have a suspect in custody in connection with a robbery at the Shop Smart store, in La Pine, over a year ago.
Detectives identified 30-year-old Robert Bruton, of Ojai, California, as the man responsible for the July 2017 incident. They issued a warrant and he was arrested in California, last week. Bruton is now at the Deschutes County Jail, facing charges of Robbery III and Theft II.
Investigators believe he's the man who picked up a couple items at the store, walked up to the register and handed the checker a note demanding cash from the till. The robber never displayed a weapon, but got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.