March 07, 2018 07:35
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 12:23 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the 7-11 Store, located at 575 Southeast 92nd Avenue.
Officers arrived at the store and learned a suspect entered the location and demanded money while possessing a firearm. After leaving the store, the suspect approached a customer in the parking lot of the 7-11, brandished the firearm and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the community member and left the location.
As the suspect walked away from the 7-11 property, witnesses contacted 9-1-1 and provided the suspect's description and updated location.
Based on the suspect description and location updates provided by community members, officers located the suspect at the Taco Bell, located at 9350 Southeast Stark Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Officers located evidence of the robbery in the possession of the suspect at the time of his arrest.
The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Brandon T. Phillips. Phillips was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of two counts each of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. Phillips was also lodged on a Post Prison Violation related to a previous conviction of Robbery in the Second Degree.
Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.
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