Detectives Make Arrest in Northeast Salem Robberies

Posted on March 23, 2022

Salem, Ore. — On Tuesday, March 22, 2022 detectives from the Salem Police Violent Crimes Unit made an arrest in the investigation of a series of armed robberies in northeast Salem.

Two of the robberies occurred in late 2021, and the third occurred in early March. In each incident, the suspect robbed convenience stores by displaying what appeared to be a sawed-off shot gun or handgun to employees.

In each case, detectives were able to develop leads which led to the arrest of 33-year-old Dustan Allen Burris of Salem. The Marion County District Attorney’s Office has charged him with the following:

  • Robbery in the first degree, three counts
  • Unlawful use of a weapon, three counts

“Our detectives did a tremendous job in following up on all the investigative leads that led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Lieutenant Jake Burke of the Criminal Investigation Section. “The safety of our community is our priority, and our detectives are working tirelessly to address these incidents of violent crime.”

Burris is currently awaiting arraignment, and as such all further inquiries concerning this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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