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Robbery with Gunfire at Market in Portland's Lent Neighborhood
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Tuesday January 9, 2018 - 4:24 AM
 
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery with gunfire at the Checkers Market, located at 9122 Southeast Flavel Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who was in the store at the time of the robbery. Officers learned the suspect entered the store and demanded money while displaying a handgun. Based on information learned during the investigation, the suspect fired his gun during the robbery. After firing his gun, the suspect left the store.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25-years-old, 5'7" to 5'8" tall, with a medium to stocky build, armed with a handgun.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.