Rounders Bar in Gateway District held up – again
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. But this time police snagged two suspects.
An Armed Robbery call dispatch on February 21 at 11:23 p.m. sent Portland East Precinct officers there – a call dispatched, by coincidence, just two minutes earlier than had been the robbery call to that location back on February 10.
As before, a man, armed with a handgun, entered the bar, and demanded money.
"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 Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
As more officers 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."
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. Hill is currently being held in MCDC in lieu of $500,000 combined bail.
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.
Not only is Metcalfe being held in lieu of a combined bail of $500,000, he's also being held – without any bail – on one count of Parole or Probation Violation.