On Thursday, May 19th, at 12:39 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to an armed robbery call in the 100 block of Northwest Broadway. The victim, who worked at a business there, reported to officers that a suspect had entered the store, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The victim showed the suspect the empty cash drawer, at which point the suspect demanded the victim’s property. The suspect took the victim’s wallet and iPhone.
With the assistance of the victim, officers were able to track the cell phone to the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Pine Street. Officers reviewed surveillance videos from TriMet and local businesses and were able to see the suspect enter into the Embassy Suites Hotel but then leave again. Officers spoke with hotel secur