Police: Truck plows into Portland Walgreens

Police: Two, maybe three, suspects outstanding

Portland police say this vehicle was used during an attempted smash and grab in NE Portland (KOIN)
Portland police say this vehicle was used during an attempted smash and grab in NE Portland (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – Police are looking for the people responsible after a pickup was driven into a Northeast Portland Walgreens during an attempted ATM theft, officials said.

The botched robbery was reported shortly before 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 5400 block of Northeast 33rd.

Officers on scene said after the suspects smashed the truck into the store, at least one of them tried to put a chain over the ATM and drag it out.

Police said they are looking for two, possibly three, people who fled after the attempted. The vehicle used in the attempted smash-and-grab may be stolen or have switched plates, officers said. Police said they are working with Walgreens loss prevention in an effort to get surveillance video.

A K-9 unit responded to the scene to help officers do a search of the area. Several streets in the area were closed, but have since re-opened.

Officers said they do not know if this is connected to a recent string of vehicle smash-and-grabs.

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