PPB Responds to Two Associated Armed Robberies Within One Hour-No Injuries

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March 13, 2019 10:40


On March 13, 2019, at 6:09 A.M, Central Precinct Officers responded to a call of a female who was robbed at gun point and her vehicle was taken in the area of Southeast Clinton Street and 38th Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the female adult victim who was not injured. The victim was approached by two white males, unknown ages, who were wearing ski masks. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects took some of the victim's personal property, including keys to her vehicle. The suspects left in the victim's car, a Red 2002 Mazda Prot?g?. Officers conducted an area check, but did not locate the vehicle.

At 7:02 A.M., a call came in from a juvenile female who attends Franklin High School. The juvenile female reported two subjects pulled up to her near Southeast 51st Avenue and Woodward Street, displayed a handgun, and demanded her purse. The suspects were described as two white males, in their 20's, wearing all dark clothing. The juvenile victim ran to the school and the suspects did not get any of this victim's property. The juvenile victim was not injured.

Richmond Elementary School was placed on temporary lock out as a precaution. School resource officers have responded to the area and patrol officers are providing extra patrol. The lock out has been lifted at this time.

During an area check, officers located the stolen Mazda Prot?g? involved in the first robbery incident. One of the vehicle's license plates is still missing. The plate is Oregon-952BDR. If anyone sees this license plate displayed on a vehicle, they are urged to call 911. The red Mazda was recovered by officers.

The Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detectives are investigating both of these incidents. Detectives need the public's help to check their home security devices for any possible video of either of these incidents. If anyone has a witness account, or information on video, they are encouraged to contact Robbery Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503)823-1080 or at brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov



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