TIGARD - Over the past weekend, people yielding handguns robbed two Tigard-area deli restaurants.

The first incident occurred Sunday morning at about 2:30 a.m. at Dotty's Deli, 12266 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road.

'An employee reported an adult white mail demanded money while displaying a silver handgun,' said Jim Wolf, police public information officer.

The suspect is described as being in his 20s and approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and light-colored jeans.

'The employee recalls the suspect speaking with an Australian-type accent,' Wolf said. 'The suspect fled out a rear door to a vehicle, possibly a dark-colored SUV, parked nearby.'

The second robbery occurred later that same day at approximately 10:45 p.m. at Richard's Deli, 11945 S.W. Pacific Highway.

'An employee recalled an adult white male playing video poker and then approaching the cashier area,' Wolf said. 'The suspect then presented a black handgun and demanded money. He fled on foot.'

The suspect is described as being in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall with short brown hair. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black pants and a black-and-white cap.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding either robbery to call Tigard police at 503-639-6168, ext. 2547.

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