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Man gets 15 years for dragging worker by hair, stealing safe

November 13, 2019 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 39-time convicted felon racked up six more felony convictions Tuesday for dragging a Southeast Portland BottleDrop employee by the hair to a back office and then fleeing with a safe containing thousands of dollars.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 47-year-old Gerald Greenwood Jr. was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his latest crimes. His prison term also includes time for robbing a BottleDrop in Gresham and driving away with a safe full of more than $45,000.

Greenwood and two accomplices wore masks during both robberies at the can and bottle redemption centers in 2018.

Police linked Greenwood to the first robbery after the safe he stole came tumbling out of his car trunk on a freeway off-ramp on the day of the heist.

Greenwood pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun, kidnapping, assault, burglary and two counts of robbery.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com