Father-Son Duo Accused Of Stealing $72,000 In Health And Beauty Aids

Rogaine, razors and pregnancy strips are just some of the more than $72,000 worth of health and beauty items an Oregon father and son are accused of stealing from stores in several states across the Northwest.

Police in Beaverton on Friday announced the arrest of 56-year-old Robert Stephen Ellwood and his 28-year-old son, Robert William Ellwood, both of Hermiston.

The father and son duo targeted a number of retail stores, including Safeway and Albertsons, during an eight-week shoplifting spree in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, according to police.

"They had been stealing thousands of dollars of health and beauty aids," Beaverton police said in a Friday press release.

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The father and son were arrested after they allegedly sold the stolen merchandise to an undercover investigator.

Authorities have charged both men with aggravated theft. They are being held at the Washington County Jail in lieu of a $2,000 bond.



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