Portland police investigate two robberies
Monday, July 23, 2012
Portland About 12:58 a.m. today Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of two armed robberies at Northeast 26th Avenue and Alberta Street.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted both victims. The first victim told police that he was walking on Alberta when he was approached by three suspects who demanded his backpack, shoes and wallet. One of the suspects was armed with a knife.
The victim dropped his property and ran away to call 911.
Within a minute, the suspects approached a second victim, who was riding his bicycle on Alberta, and demanded his cell phone and bike. The suspect with the knife stabbed the victim, and the suspects left the area with the victim's bicycle.
The second victim was transported to a Portland hospital with a non-life-threatening stab wound.
The first victim's backpack and shoes were found nearby by officers searching the neighborhood for the suspects. The missing bicycle is described as a tan bike with a green seat.
The suspect with the knife is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with blonde hair and wearing a dark hoodie and pants.
The second suspect is described as an African American male in his mid-20s wearing dark clothing.
The third suspect is only described as a male.
A neighborhood search with a Police K-9 did not locate any suspects.
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to provide tips to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov