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Police release sketch of skateboard assault suspect

by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Sketch of suspect who assaulted 70-year-old man.Police have released a sketch of the man suspected of assaulting a 70-year-old store worker with a skateboard on Monday.

The victim, Larry Allen, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening head injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 6' tall, thin build, light colored eyes, and blond and brownish hair. At the time of the assault, he was associated with a group of at least two other males and one female.

According to police, at 2:30 p.m. on July 15,Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street on the report of an assault outside the Portland Outdoor Store.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, later identified as Allen, suffering from a head injury.

Witnesses told police that a large group of transient "street kids" were involved in the assault of the man, store employee. Witnesses told police the victim was hosing off the sidewalk when he was attacked.

Officers recovered a skateboard possibly used in the assault but have not identified the suspect.

Detectives believe that there may be several witnesses associated with the suspect that have not spoken to police.

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 can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.