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Grants Pass Robbery Suspect Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Grants Pass officers have placed a man behind bars who they say hit a driver in the head and stole his car.

Last Thursday, officers say Jose Aguirre approached Abraham Morales in his car near Fairview and Beacon Drive. They said he struck Morales in the head with his gun and took off in his car toward Grants Pass Parkway. Later, they located Morales’ car and found Aguirre at his home. Police are not saying how Aguirre is linked to the crime.

“We did have evidence that Mr. Morales gave us regarding what happened to him. We located the vehicle, it was processed as evidence and then continuing investigation led us to believe it was Mr. Aguirre,” explained Deputy Chief Jeff Geddings.

Aguirre is facing multiple charges including robbery unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.