May 22, 2013 18:25Today, Wednesday May 22, 2013, Portland Police officers responded to three separate armed robberies at businesses in Portland. Robbery detectives have not determined if these robberies were committed by the same suspect or if they are related to each other.
The first robbery occurred at approximately 1:20 p.m., at the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream located at 11011 Northeast Halsey Street. The suspect entered the shop armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the area.
The suspect is described as an male Hispanic or light-skinned African American in his 20s or 30s, 5'8" tall, 160 pounds, dark clothes, armed with a handgun.
The second robbery occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m., at the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream located at 4102 Southeast Powell Boulevard. The suspect entered the shop armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the area. A neighborhood search by officers and a police K-9 unit did not locate the suspect, who had a similar description as the first robbery.
The third robbery occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m., at the Mocha Express located at Southeast 51st Avenue and Holgate Street. In this robbery, the suspect was armed with a handgun and obtained an undisclosed amount of money before he ran into the neighborhood. A neighborhood search did not locate the suspect.
This suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'10" tall, thin to medium build, wearing a dark or blue jean jacket.
Anyone with information about any of these robberies is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.
Sgt. Pete Simpson