Punks bust in and bust up West Powellhurst Elementary

Do you know this hoodlum? Turn in him, and his buddy, and get up to $1,000 in back-to-school cash …

At West Powellhurst Elementary School, workers are inside cleaning up the mess left by two vandals who broke into the school.

Story and photo by David F. Ashton
While many volunteers are pitching in, helping schools get ready for another year – a pair of thugs decided to burglarize and vandalize West Powellhurst Elementary School, at 2921 SE 116th Avenue, on the night of July 27.

“They broke a window or two,” David Douglas School District spokesman Dan McCue told East Portland News.

“They apparently took two computers, but those were recovered out in the bushes,” McCue added. “The computers were damaged.”

Outside the back of the school, these two thugs furtively glance around, to make sure no one is watching them. DDSD surveillance photo

But the hoodlums were caught on surveillance video breaking into, and then moving around inside, the school. And the images are pretty good. Maybe you recognize one or both…?

“In cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, the Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects,” said Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Once inside, the two punks start looking for something to steal. DDSD surveillance photo

Both are described as white males in their late teens or early 20s. One was wearing a light-colored tank top and shorts. The other was wearing a dark-colored tank top and shorts.

It looks like this guy is thinking, “I wonder if that really is a security camera pointed at me?” Yes, it is, genius. DDSD surveillance photo

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 in any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at their website: CLICK HERE. Or, text CRIMES (274637), and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip. Or, just call 503-823-4357 and leave your tip information.

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