Corvallis

Police: Stabbing victim a suspect in armed robbery

Police: Stabbing victim a suspect in armed robbery
Nicholas Carl Laub

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The stabbing victim looked familiar to the detective.

Now police in Corvallis say the man who said he was stabbed in a fight with his heroin dealer is responsible for the armed robbery of a deli earlier this month.

Police arrested Nicholas Carl Laub on Thursday on a charge of robbery in the second degree.

Detectives interviewed Laub after investigating how he got stabbed in the chest and arms last weekend. Laub told investigators his heroin dealer stabbed him during a dispute.

The detective who interviewed Laub thought he looked like the suspect in a surveillance photo from the February 6, 2013, armed robbery at the Country Market and Deli on 53rd Street.

Police said a Benton County parole and probation officer also noted the resemblance between Laub and the suspect.

Police said Laub later admitted to the robbery during an interview with detectives.