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Crime Stoppers Week of 3/19/07

March 22, 2007 00:00


The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in identifying two lottery machine thieves caught on tape.

Beginning March 9, 2007, and continuing through March 21, 2007, two suspects have been breaking into lottery machines during business hours. The two thieves walk into restaurants and/or bars, sit down at the lottery machines, take out a crowbar or some sort of prying tool, pry the machine open and take the cash. Customers have been sitting right next to the suspects unaware to the crime being committed. The suspects take less than two minutes to pry the machine open and have taken thousands of dollars during their quick, undetected crime spree.

Suspect #1 is described as a white male, 30s, 5’9” tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair, wearing long shorts, and tennis shoes with a reflective strip down the top of the shoes. Suspect #2 is described as a white male, 20-30 years of age, 5’9” tall and 200 pounds. The suspects may be associated with a white 1992 Suzuki Samurai with a possible Washington license plate of 788PHG.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).


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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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