Police arrest suspects in Battle Ground Craigslist robbery

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Battle Ground and Vancouver police arrested three this week in connection with an Oct. 7 robbery in the parking lot of Maple Grove School.

Arrested were Outon Bountham, 18, Christopher Winterroth, 19, and a 16-year-old juvenile male on suspicion of first-degree robbery and third-degree theft, Battle Ground spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti said in a release.

The victim of the robbery was selling a game console on Craigslist and agreed to meet a potential buyer in the school parking lot on Oct. 7. The three suspects met the seller and allegedly approached the victim with a handgun and stole the console, Gilberti said.

The case was sent to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with additional information on the robbery should call Detective Joshua Phelps at 342-5242.