Man Armed with Gun and Pepper Spray Robs Tavern

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On April 16, 2015, at 2:16 a.m., Portland police officers responded to the Venture Inn, at 13900 Northeast Sandy Blvd., on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that just before closing time, the suspect entered the bar and sprayed pepper spray with one hand, while holding a handgun in the other hand.

The suspect demanded money and after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, left the bar without further incident.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect’s description.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, wearing a black hoody and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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