The Portland Police Bureau and Crime Stoppers of Oregon released the following press release Thursday, asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.
On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.
The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section. The suspect selected some candy bars and approached the clerk to pay. After the clerk rang up the candy bars, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reached over the counter and pulled an undisclosed amount of money from the register before running out of the store. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.
The suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 60th Avenue. A neighborhood search using a Police K-9 Unit did not locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, and 190 pounds.
Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public in identifying this suspect to detectives.
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 tipsters can remain anonymous.
In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, Plaid Pantry is offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. To be eligible for this additional reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.