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updated 11/17/2010 8:16:56 PM ET 2010-11-18T01:16:56

A robbery at Columbia Sportswear leader Gert Boyle's Oregon home was part of a larger plot to kidnap the 86-year-old woman, according to police documents.

Police announced on Tuesday that they had arrested two new suspects, bringing to three the number of arrests in the case. One of the men told officers he planned to kidnap Boyle in exchange for $20,000, according to booking papers filed with the Clackamas County Jail.

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Jose Luis Arevalo, 42, was arrested Monday on charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. It's unclear whether the man was to be paid $20,000 for his services or if the plot involved a plan to hold Boyle ransom for that amount. A police spokesman declined to elaborate while the investigation is ongoing.

The alleged plot unraveled when authorities say Boyle fooled a robber on Nov. 10, telling him she had to disable the security alarm when she instead tripped a silent alarm that summoned police to her home in West Linn, a Portland suburb.

The robber escaped, but authorities detained 39-year-old Gabriel Caballero hours later. He was carrying some of Boyle's jewelry, police said, and was arrested on charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary.

Officers also arrested 43-year-old Ramon Alberto Midence after he admitted to police he had an "intimate discussion" about planning the crime against Boyle. Police say he admitted to dropping Caballero at Boyle's home and waiting in a vehicle up the street. He was jailed on charges of burglary and robbery.

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All three suspects are Honduran immigrants living in the Portland suburbs.

The documents were first reported by The Oregonian on Wednesday. They don't say what led police to the additional suspects and say very little about the alleged plot.

Boyle was roughed up when the robber tied her hands but she wasn't seriously injured, police said.

She burnished her hard-nosed reputation after her husband died of a heart attack and she took over Columbia, based in Oregon, in 1970. In the 1980s, a national ad campaign showed her putting her son, Tim, and the products through extreme tests and her flexing her biceps tattooed with the words "Born to Nag."

Columbia Sportswear Company made $52.2 million in the quarter ending Sept. 30.

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