The bandit got away, and police are still looking for him; here's who to call with information

DAVID F. ASHTON - Officers speak with area residents, asking if theyve seen the man who employees say robbed a Pizza Hut store. When a man walked into the Pizza Hut store located at 7901 S.E. Powell Boulevard just after 10:00 p.m. on Friday December 22, the gun in his hand made it clear he wasn't there to pick up an order – or to wish employees a Merry Christmas.

After the holdup, East Precinct officers were alerted by store employees; some responding police interviewed workers; others fanned out through the area looking for the suspect.

"Employees told officers that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money; and, after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he left the restaurant without further incident," reported Portland Police spokesman Sergeant Christopher Burley.

"The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens to early 20's, five feet six inches tall, armed with a handgun," Burley told THE BEE, adding that the investigating officers did not find anyone in the neighborhood who matched the suspect's description.

The case is still open, and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503/823-0405.

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