A bandit steals a car at knifepoint in Southeast Portland, and at last report is still being sought

On Wednesday, March 7, at 6:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery in the Food Depot parking lot, at 8535 S.E. Powell Boulevard.

Responding officers spoke with the victim, who told police the suspect brandished a knife while he demanded the victim's car keys. At the time of the robbery the victim stated he was just about to get into his car.

After the suspect obtained the car keys he drove away in the stolen vehicle. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect or the vehicle.

The stolen car is a white 2001 Nissan Altima with Oregon license plate 123 ENJ.

The carjacker is described as a Hispanic male, an estimated 25-years-old, five feet three inches tall, with a thin build, and armed with a knife.

Anyone who sees this vehicle should call 9-1-1 and report it. Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives are conducting this robbery investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail at 503/823-0412.

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