1 detained after armed robbery in SE Portland

Officers searched large perimeter for hours

KOIN-TV file photo of Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).
KOIN-TV file photo of Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – One person has been detained in connection with an armed robbery early Friday morning.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) responded to the area of Southeast 115th Avenue and Holgate Blvd to look for two robbery suspect who may have weapons on them.

According to officers on scene, the investigation began around 2:30 a.m. when they got called out to the 5000 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on the reports of an armed robbery.

As officers arrived, they located a vehicle fleeing the area and a pursuit began. The chase ended in the area of Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street.

Police set up a large search area to look for the two suspects. The bureau has also requested help from its Air Support Unit.

The preliminary description of the suspects is one white male and one black male, both shorter in stature, according to a police spokesperson.

One person was detained around 7 a.m.