Roakes Restaurant in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood Robbed at Gunpoint

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March 06, 2014 21:35


This evening, Thursday March 6, 2014, at 7:59 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Roakes Restaurant, located at 1740 Northeast Columbia Boulevard, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the restaurant just before closing and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect walked out of the restaurant and began running southbound along the railroad tracks.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'2" tall, chunky build, wearing a blue hoody, and tan pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.



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