Friday, July 7, 2017

UPDATE: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist with Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

UPDATE: SERT/CNT RESPONDING TO ASSIST WITH SEARCH FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 7th, 2017 5:08 AM
Media staging was moved to Southeast 112th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard where PIO provided an incident briefing.

SERT officers are searching the neighborhood for the two robbery suspects, described as being armed with a knife and a handgun during the robbery. Officers responding to the armed robbery saw a vehicle being driven out of the area of the robbery at a high rate of speed. The driver crashed in the area of Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street and the two occupants ran from the crash scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to Southeast Portland to assist East Precinct officers to safely locate and apprehend two armed robbery suspects.

Presently, the affected area is Southeast Holgate Boulevard to Boise Street, 112th to 115th Avenues.

The preliminary description of the suspects is one white male and one black male, both shorter in stature. They are believed to have been involved in a robbery at the 82nd Avenue Bar and Grill at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Initial media staging is at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

Media is asked not to show or broadcast any positions of officers during this active tactical incident.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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