OC thief pretends to be with Meals on Wheels

A 64-year-old Oregon City woman was robbed on February 13 shortly after 5 p.m.

A sketch of a man (seen running on the right) wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker to rob an Oregon City woman on Feb. 13, 2015 (OCPD)
A sketch of a man (seen running on the right) wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker to rob an Oregon City woman on Feb. 13, 2015 (OCPD)
A sketch of a man wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker to rob an Oregon City woman on Feb. 13, 2015 (OCPD)
A sketch of a man wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker to rob an Oregon City woman on Feb. 13, 2015 (OCPD)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Oregon City police released a sketch of a man wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker who robbed a 64-year-old woman in her home.

The robbery happened in the area of Taylor and 15th on February 13 shortly after 5 p.m., officials said Friday. The robber went to the woman’s front door and pretended to be with the organization that delivers food to homebound seniors.

After she let him in, he pulled a knife out and demanded money. He got some, cut her phone line and then ran away, police said.

The woman wasn’t hurt, and got a neighbor to call 911 around 5:26 p.m. that day.

That neighbor helped police put together a composite sketch. The suspect is a white man in his late teens to early 30s, between 5-feet-8 and 5-10 and slender. He wore blue jeans, a blue hooded top and brown gloves, and he covered his face with sunglasses and a blue kerchief.

In a statement Friday, Meals on Wheels Executive Director Suzanne Washington said their clients in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties should “be wary and not open the door to someone they don’t know or doesn’t have the signature Meals on Wheels People packaging.”

She suggested having the unknown person to leave the food on the doorstep and get it after the deliverer leaves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oregon City police at 503.496.1616.

Surveillance video of a man wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker to rob an Oregon City woman on Feb. 13, 2015 (OCPD)
Surveillance video of a man wanted for posing as a Meals on Wheels worker to rob an Oregon City woman on Feb. 13, 2015 (OCPD)

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