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A Creston-Kenilworth gas station is robbed by a man with a gun...police are still searching for him

DAVID F. ASHTON - Officers check the neighborhood along S.E. Gladstone Street, looking for the man who held up the Astro Gas Station on Chavez Blvd (formerly 39th Avenue). The Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood Astro Gas Station was robbed at 11:35 p.m. Saturday night, September 1, by a man believed to be armed. The amount stolen has not been disclosed.

"The suspect demanded money from the attendant, while implying he possessed a weapon," reported Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.

After taking cash, he walked west on Gladstone Street from Chavez Blvd (formerly 39th Avenue), where the gas station is located.

"Responding officers searched the neighborhood, but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description," Burley said, adding that the suspect is described as being 20 to 30 years old, a white male, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, with a medium build, short brown hair, and a "scruffy beard".

Anyone with information is asked to call the PPB Detective Division's Robbery Detail detectives at 503/823-0405.

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