Couple connected to armed robberies arrested
A Portland husband and wife connected to a string of armed robberies alleged to have occurred in Portland, Gresham, Wood Village and Happy Valley appeared in court for the first time related to the incidents Thursday afternoon, April 12.
Nigel Floyd, 38, is facing 21 counts of first-degree robbery, and Stephanie Floyd, 39, faces 19 counts of first-degree robbery. Their case is being handled by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge David F. Rees.
According to documents, detectives with the Gresham Police Department and Portland Police Bureau learned that Nigel committed more than 20 robberies using a large kitchen knife. The robberies began on Jan. 20 and continued through April 11.
With law enforcement across the affected cities working together, officers began to conduct surveillance around local stores similar to the locations that had been previously robbed.
On Wednesday, April 11, a law enforcement team observed Nigel and Stephanie in the 7800 block of Northeast Glisan Street. According to law enforcement, they saw Nigel exit a white minivan and put on a mask and robbed the business while being watched. Officers arrested the couple that day without incident.
Court documents allege Stephanie was the getaway driver in a majority of the robberies, while her husband was the one who entered the businesses to commit the robberies.
Law enforcement believe the two are responsible for the following robberies in East Multnomah County:
• Jan. 26, Metro PCS, 1665 N.E. Division St.
• Jan. 29, Metro PCS, 17988 N.E. Glisan St.
• Feb. 20, T-Mobile, 901 S.W. Highland Drive
• Feb. 24, Cricket Wireless, 1 N.E. 181st Ave.
• March 13, Game Stop, 2705 N.E. 238th Drive
• March 18, Metro PCS, 801 N.E. 242nd Drive