October 05, 2013 21:56
On Saturday October 5, 2013, at 12:13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Charlie's Teriyaki, located at 14800 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of an armed robbery.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the restaurant, armed with a shotgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the restaurant and was last seen walking westbound on 148th Avenue.
At 1:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Fire Escape Bar & Grill, located at 9004 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of an armed robbery.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted bar employees who told police that the suspect entered the bar, armed with a shotgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar and it is not known what direction he went once outside the bar.
Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.
The suspect is described as an African American male in his mid-30s, 6' tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, possibly some kind of long coat, blue jeans, some facial hair, and some kind of covering on his face.
Based on preliminary investigation, it is believed that these robberies are related.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204