Knife-wielding store robber captured by cops

The armed robber of this Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood store was swiftly taken down. Here’s the story …

It didn’t take long for things to return to normal at this outer East Portland convenience store, after a man, armed with a knife, robbed the clerk.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

A usually quiet event at the 7-Eleven store at 11220 SE Powell Boulevard became more chaotic after midnight, early on Thursday morning, September 26 – a man came in and held up the store, while brandishing a knife.

Responding Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers, who were dispatched to the scene at 12:29 a.m., learned details of the armed robbery from the clerk.

Police units swarm streets near SE Powell Boulevard and SE 112th Avenue as officers look for the armed bandit.

“Officers located the suspect nearby, and a foot pursuit commenced,” said a PPB spokesperson. “The suspect was caught and arrested; there were no injuries reported related to this incident.”

A knife was recovered that was believed to have been involved in the robbery. PPB Robbery Division detectives handled the ensuing investigation.

Facing four Felony Robbery charges is 18 year-old Nathaniel Ian Doss Scot. MCDC booking photo

Police arrested 18 year-old Nathaniel Ian Doss Scot, and booked him into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 3:25 a.m. the same morning on one charge of Robbery in the First Degree, a Class A Felony.

At his arraignment in Multnomah County District Court, Doss Scot learned he was being charged with four counts of Robbery in the First Degree, and an additional charge of Menacing, a Class A Misdemeanor. Doss Scot is currently being held at the MCDC in lieu of $1,002,500 combined bail.

Detective Todd Prosser, the lead investigator on this case, can be reached at (503) 823-9320, or at, if you have information or video to share related to this case.

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