Slippers-wearing robber sticks up lotto deli on 82nd

And, it looks like this gun slinging woman was able to give police the slip, while making a clean – albeit shuffling in slippers – getaway …

Portland Police Bureau North Precinct car rolls in to this strip mall, responding to an armed robbery.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

It was a relatively quiet afternoon on October 15th at Lotos Deli and Kung Fu BBQ, across the parking lot from Popeye’s Chicken, at 3611 NE 82nd Avenue of Roses.

But, just minutes after 2:00 p.m., the mom-and-pop establishment – tucked into the small strip mall in the Roseway neighborhood – was stuck up by a female armed robber in informal footwear – slippers.

“Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim,” said Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson. “The victim said that the suspect displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the business.”

Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers gather evidence outside the Lotos Deli and Kung Fu BBQ in the Roseway neighborhood.

Eight officers responded to the incident. “Several officers checked the area, but did not locate the suspect,” Simpson informed.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, Simpson said the woman left in an unknown direction.
When East Portland News arrived not long after the armed robbery, officers were reviewing video surveillance images and developing suspect information.

Police look for the armed suspect in this armed lotto-deli robbery.

“The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic female in her late-30s or early-40s, heavy build, wearing dark clothing – and slippers,” Simpson said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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