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Tualatin Police seek suspect in knifepoint robbery


Male subject brandished knife, demanded cash at Tualatin tanning salon

by: COURTESY TUALATIN POLICE - Police are looking for this man, who is wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery Monday at a Tualatin tanning salon.Tualatin Police are seeking the public's help in locating the suspect responsible for a knifepoint robbery Monday evening at a tanning salon.

According to police, officers responded around 8:50 p.m. Monday to a reported robbery at Palm Beach Tan, located at 7184 SW Hazelfern Road in Tualatin.

When officers arrived they learned the suspect threatened the store employee with a bladed knife and demanded money from the register. The victim described the knife as approximately 4 inches in length, with an orange handle. The suspect was able to get away with nearly $300 in cash.

Witnesses also reported seeing a second male waiting outside of the store and running away with the robbery suspect.

Tualatin police, with the help of a Hillsboro K-9 officer, conducted a search and dog track for the suspect, but could not locate either suspect.

The knife-wielding robbery suspect was described as a white male adult in his twenties with a scruffy beard. He was wearing a dark colored puffy jacket, jeans, black Converse shoes, and a dark colored baseball style cap worn backwards with a white bandanna just under the cap.

The baseball cap was also described as having a Gothic style "E" embroidered on the front.

The suspect (shown in a forensic sketch provided by police) was also described as having noticeable bruising on the left side of his jaw, frequently supporting it with his hand and mumbling as he spoke, as though he had an injury.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Tualatin Detective Jill Chapman at 503-691-4842.