The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a robbery in Northwest Portland.
On Monday April 22, 2013, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery at Little Things jewelry shop, located at 1720 Northwest Lovejoy Street.
Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that approximately 30 minutes earlier, a man who was shopping in the jewelry store approached the counter to purchase an item, then displayed a pocket knife as he demanded money from the victim, an adult female.
The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money then the suspect tied the victim up and left the store. The victim did not see what direction the suspect went after exiting the front door.
The victim was able to loosen herself and call 9-1-1.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late-20s to early 30s, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, slender build, dark blue or hazel-colored eyes, reddish/gray goatee, wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, black shirt, a Chrome Falcon messenger bag, and a black baseball cap.
Detectives have released a forensic sketch of the suspect as well as an image of a bag similar to the one carried by the suspect.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.