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Skamania County deputies seek help finding vehicles

Autos may be tied to robbery near Washougal

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Skamania County sheriff’s deputies need help finding two vehicles that may be connected to an armed robbery Tuesday night northeast of Washougal.

The vehicles — a maroon, late 2000s Toyota Tundra double cab that may have grill or bumper damage, and a yellow Volkswagen Beetle — were last seen at the Fern Prairie Market in Camas, according to a Skamania County Sheriff’s Office news release.

“If located, do not approach, and call local authorities,” the news release says.

Edward Matheson, 44, called 911 on Tuesday night to report that he interrupted a burglary at his home, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies and medics responded to his residence.

“The initial information received was Matheson was upstairs in his residence watching TV and later came down to use his computer. He noticed his computer missing and walked outside, only to be confronted by an armed, masked man,” the news release says.

Matheson was injured when he struggled with the assailant and at least two other suspects, deputies previously reported. Matheson told investigators he fired a shotgun toward the burglars as they fled in the Toyota pickup. He was unsure if he struck the vehicle.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to find anyone.

Anyone with information about the suspects’ vehicles should call Detective Jeremy Schultz at 509-427-9490, extension 2006.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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