Police seek clues after Portland car thief runs over man
The Portland Police Bureau needs the public's help to locate a suspected car thief who rammed into a man in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Southeast 136th Avenue around 7 a.m. on Friday, April 10, according to a news release. When they arrived, officers learned the victim had confronted an alleged car thief, who "drove the vehicle intentionally at the victim," inflicting serious injuries, including a broken rib.
A surveillance video released by PPB shows the gold 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, license plate number YUR384, hopping the curb and striking some sort of obstruction before eventually fleeing.
Police say the Jeep has front-end damage and caused property damage.
The suspect is described as a 40-year-old white man with dark hair, a trim build and standing about five-foot-eight.
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