Help put the Charlie’s Teriyaki ‘takeover robbers’ behind bars

These thugs tied up victims at gunpoint before robbing them – and fired off a shot for good measure. Find out what you can do about it – and get $1,000 for yourself, if you can tip the cops about who was behind this violent crime …

Regulars at Charlie’s Teriyaki, on outer SE Powell Boulevard, say this is usually a quiet and friendly place to enjoy a snack and play lottery games.

Story and photo by David F. Ashton
About six weeks ago, very early on the Sunday morning of April 18, 2010, at approximately 2:32 a.m., two thugs barged into Charlie’s Teriyaki, located at 14800 SE Powell Boulevard, brandishing what appeared to be guns and committed a robbery.

But these weren’t typical bandits, police say. “The suspects entered the restaurant in a takeover-type robbery, tying the victims up and stealing money before fleeing the scene on foot,” reported Portland Police Bureau Det. Mike Smith.
“The suspects may be white males, in their mid-20’s, 5’6″ and 5’10” tall, and 165 pounds,” Smith continued. “Both suspects were completely covered in clothing, and may have gotten into a get-away vehicle after exiting the restaurant.”

Due to the violent nature of the crime, the cops would really like to get this pair of gun-toting bandits off the street.

> Take a look at the surveillance video the Portland Police Bureau has posted on YouTube: CLICK HERE.

“The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in identifying two robbery suspects caught on surveillance video,” Smith stated. “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 remain anonymous.”

Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at their website (CLICK HERE to open that page) or text 823HELP, plus your tip, and send it to CRIMES (274697). Reference Case # 10-23.

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