Update#4:Arrest-- Convenience store clerk robbed and stabbed

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December 27, 2011 13:45

  

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Update#4: Detectives have arrested 30-year-old David Lentz for the Robbery and Stabbing of 44-year-old Emad Abdelmelek, the store clerk in this case.

Lentz is currently being held on a Detainer for a Parole Violation at the Multnomah County Detention Center and he will likely be charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Attempted Murder and Assault in the First Degree.

Tips from the 10,000 dollar Plaid Pantry reward did play a role in solving this case investigators said.

Update#3 attached are two surveillance video clips of the suspect. Again anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to immediately contact Detective Ken Reynolds at 503-793-9705.

Update#2 attached are 7 surveillance photos of the suspect.

Update: Plaid Pantry is offering a 10,000.00 dollar reward in this case.

Additionally Detectives have a vehicle of interest in the case and it is a black 2003 Volkswagen Jetta with Oregon license 178 FDX.

Anyone with information on this suspect or this vehicle is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at 503-793-9705.

###Original Message###

In the early morning hours, Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 1:37 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a Robbery of the Plaid Pantry at 104th and Southeast Holgate where the clerk was reported to be stabbed numerous times all over his body. Arriving officers located found the clerk seriously injured in fact stabbed multiple times all over his body. Officers called for Portland Fire and AMR ambulance to treat the injured clerk. The victim was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers were able to determine through their investigation that the suspect came into the store Robbed and stabbed the victim. The suspect is described as a white, male in his 30's to 40's, He is described as having a receding hairline with tufts of hair on either side of his head. His eyes are described as sunken with a large forehead, large nose, moustache and scruffy facial hair. He was last seen wearing brown boots dark, blue jeans, a light gray hooded sweatshirt with a black jacket over it.

The Forensic Evidence Division responded and processed the crime scene. Detectives were notified and have begun their investigation.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about who knows the identity of the suspect is asked to contact:

Detective Ken Reynolds at 503-793-9705

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