Cash, drugs stolen after pharmacy and deli are robbed

No one was hurt or immediately arrested in either incident

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Police are investigating two robberies over the weekend.

No one was hurt or immediately arrested in either incident.

The first investigation started at 5:17 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Walgreen’s located at 6116 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they contacted employees who said the suspect approached the pharmacy counter, hopped over it, and told the pharmacist that he was armed with a gun.

The suspect stole several bottles of narcotics and cash before running out of the store.

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Several officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect’s description. No gun was actually seen by the employee.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his mid-20s, 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing.

The second investigation began at 1:43 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Joseph’s Deli and Lottery, located at 10810 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the employee, who said he closed the business and was in his car ready to leave when the suspect approached, displaying a handgun, and ordered him back into the business.

Once inside, the suspect learned that no cash was accessible in the safe and left without incident.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, wearing a bandana over his face and a hooded sweatshirt. The suspect left the area in a light-colored newer sedan.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.