December 10, 2012 07:20On Sunday December 9, 2012, at 10:05 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of robbery alarm at the Ha Long Cafe, located at 8435 Southeast Division Street.
As officers were still enroute to the scene, they received additional information that the restaurant had just been robbed at gunpoint and the gunman fled on foot into the neighborhood.
As some officers contacted the victim, others established a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect.
The victim told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded that the victim, a restaurant employee, to get down on the ground. The suspect then went behind the counter and retrieved an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then left the restaurant and the employee called 9-1-1.
Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.
The suspect is described as an African American male, muscular build, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.
Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Lt. Mike Marshman