1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 01, 2002 00:00
In each of the first eight armed robberies, Detectives believe that Whiley, who worked as a taxi driver, and Walter’s girlfriend Lamorte walked through a tavern and provided Walter with the tavern floor plan along with information about the number of patrons and employees. Walter would then enter the tavern and commit an armed robbery. After the robbery, Walter would exit the tavern and lie down in the back of the Whiley’s taxicab as Whiley and Lamorte drove out of the area.
After Walter was taken into custody, Detectives believe Whiley, Lamorte, and Lee used the same method and handgun to commit two additional tavern robberies.
Photographs of all four suspects are available via e-mail from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division by calling (503) 823-0382.
Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Lt. Mike Marshman