(PORTLAND, OR) — The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred in Southeast Portland’s Lents neighborhood.
On Wednesday November 21, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Century 16 Theater, located at 4040 Southeast 82nd Avenue.
Officers arrived and spoke to the victim who told police that the suspect entered the theater and walked up to the counter and demanded money after displaying a handgun tucked into his waistband. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the business and fled on foot into the neighborhood.
Officers, including a Police K-9 unit, searched the neighborhood and did not locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, 5’10” to 6′ tall, medium build, short gray hair, unshaven, wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, black and white sneakers, a black backpack, and a dark knit beanie cap. The suspect was carrying a handgun.
Surveillance video of the robbery has been released to aid the public in identifying the suspect. The video can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/Xg6kJ4BppTY
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 can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
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