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Two young BOYS with a gun steal a car at gunpoint in Eastmoreland... They were caught soon after, but still...

DAVID F. ASHTON - After tracking down a hijacked car from Eastmoreland to a spot near Cleveland High School in the Richmond neighborhood, Central Precinct officers prepared to arrest the armed boys in the stopped stolen car. It's unclear why the driver stopped to engage "early teenage" boys on S.E. Bybee Boulevard near 30th Avenue in Eastmoreland, at 9 p.m. on December 20th – but the result was surely unexpected: The victim told officers that two young boys had carjacked her at gunpoint – ordering her out of her car, before they drove away in it.

Having made a getaway, the gun-brandishing duo continued to drive onward 2.9 miles – almost due north – before law enforcement caught up with them.

"A short time later, Central Precinct officers located the stolen vehicle, and got into a brief vehicle pursuit before the occupants abandoned the stolen car and fled on foot," reported Portland Police spokesperson Officer Derek Carmon.

The armed boys split up: "Officers found one of the suspects in the area of S.E. 33rd Avenue and Brooklyn Street," Carmon said. "A 13 year-old juvenile was taken to Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center for offenses including Robbery in the First and Second Degree." The lady got her car back.

Anyone who witnessed the event and hasn't already come forward is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at 503/823-0407.


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