Three child bandits in a very serious armed robbery in the Woodstock neighborhood

COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - This still from the Woodstock Plaid Pantrys surveillance system shows the May 19 early-morning holdup in progress. On Saturday, May 19, at 4:50 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry, 4214 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, a store that has been targeted by bandits before.

Officers learned that three suspects had entered the store and demanded money, while one of them brandished a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash they left.

Officers performed an area search but were not able to find anyone matching the suspects' descriptions, as verified by the store's surveillance video system. The suspects were described as black males, all in their teens, and all of them with slight builds. There were no reported injuries in the holdup.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503/823-0405.

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