Rounders Bar held up – again

Less than two weeks after the last armed robbery there, another armed robber hit this Hazelwood establishment; and again, suspects are in jail …

Police are again called to this lottery-tavern in the Gateway business district of outer East Portland to investigate an armed robbery.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

For the second time in eleven days, Rounders Bar and All Lotto, located at 11416 NE Halsey Street was the target of an armed bandit.

An :Armed Robbery” call dispatch on February 21 at 11:23 p.m. sent Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers there – a call dispatched, by coincidence, just two minutes earlier than the robbery call to that location on February 10.

As before, a man, armed with a handgun, entered the bar and demanded money.

Officers shut down a street, as they close in on the robbery suspects.

“After obtaining cash, the suspect left the bar without incident, got into a waiting vehicle, and was driven out of the area by a second suspect,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

As more officer arrived, one of them spotted a vehicle matching the getaway car’s description, Simpson said. “Both occupants were detained as potential suspects in the robbery. While investigating, officers discovered robbery evidence in the car, and at a residence, in the area that led to the arrest to two suspects.”

The suspected gunman, 24-year-old Sergio Nathaniel Hill, faces multiple Felony charges in connection with the robbery. MCDC booking photo

24-year-old Sergio Nathaniel Hill was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 5:38 a.m. on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. At his arraignment, Hill learned he picked an additional Felony Robbery charge, is currently being held in MCDC in lieu of $750,000 combined bail.

Pegged as the suspected get-away driver is 45-year-old Eric Ramone Metcalfe, who also faces several Felony robbery charges. MCDC booking photo

And, 45-year-old Eric Ramone Metcalfe was booked into MCDC at 6:09 a.m., also on charges of First Degree Robbery and Robbery in the Second Degree. At Metcalfe’s arraignment, he also was charged with another count of Felony Robbery, setting is combined bail at $750,000; he’s also being held – without bail – on one count of Parole or Probation Violation.

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