Cops ask your help in busting armed robber

We have the photos of the ‘Pub Bandit’ in the Russell neighborhood; the police are offering a Crime Stoppers cash award for your information …

Do you recognize this man? He’s wanted by police for armed robbery. PPB supplied security camera image

By David F. Ashton

Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers were called to the back of the shopping center near the outer East Portland WinCo Foods store – to Paddy’s Old Irish Cafe, at 1736 Northeast 122nd Avenue – on the report of an armed robbery on February 9 at 1:13 a.m.

“East Precinct officers arrived in the area, and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money,” PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson told us.

“After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bar, and was last seen running west through the parking lot,” Simpson added.

Here’s another look at the suspect. PPB supplied security camera image

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, 6′ tall, 200 pounds, wearing dark clothing. The suspect’s sweatshirt had “ALOHA” on the front and he was armed with a handgun.

“The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery,” Simpson said.

Turn in this suspect, and claim your cash reward. PPB supplied security camera image

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this, or in any unsolved felony crime – and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

Submit an anonymous tip:

  • Text CRIMES (274637) – Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.
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  • Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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