Armed Robbery Suspect In Custody After Several Traffic Pursuits
Story by by Oregon Herald staff
On Thursday, December 5, 2019, East Precinct officers responded to Safeway located at 3527 Southeast 122nd Avenue on a report of a robbery. Officers received information that the suspect brandished a gun at security during the robbery and left the area in a vehicle. Officers conducted an area check and were unable to locate the suspect.
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, December 6, 2019, Officers located the suspect vehicle and a traffic pursuit ensued. The officers terminated the pursuit after speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour.
On Saturday, December 7, 2019, Officers conducted follow up on this case and located the suspect vehicle. The suspect failed to stop and another traffic pursuit ensued. Officers once again terminated the pursuit once speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour.
A short time later, Officers located the vehicle and another traffic pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle rammed and disabled a police car at the intersection of Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Street. The suspect continued to flee from officers. An officer used his patrol car to ram the suspect's vehicle near Southeast 57th Avenue and Southeast Insley Street. The suspect's vehicle was disabled and officers were able to take the suspect into custody.
One officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. The suspect was also transported to an area hospital as a precaution.
Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail are responding to assume the investigation. The identity and charges of the suspect will be released once he is booked.