Police investigating two armed robberies
Police are investigating two armed robberies on Sunday.
No one was injured in either robbery, and the suspects were not immediately captured.
According to police, at 1:40 p.m. on June 15, Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Franklin Street on the report that a pedestrian was robbed at gunpoint after using the U.S. Bank ATM.
Officers contacted the victim, who them that the suspect approached her from behind after she used the ATM and demanded her money. Police say the victim threw some money at the suspect, who then chased her on foot for a few feet before running away.
Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s, 6'2" tall, very thin build, blonde hair, some kind of black mask, black jacket, black jeans, and a black hat. The suspect was armed with a handgun.
Then, at 2:43 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard on the report of a pedestrian robbery.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim, who them that he was approached by three African American males at Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. One of them punched him and the other pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
The victim told police that the suspects took his money and ran away southbound on 125th Avenue. The victim did not require any medical attention at the scene.
Several officers checked the area for the suspects but did not locate anyone matching their description.
All three suspects were described as African American males with blue or black bandanas covering their faces.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at (503) 823-0405.