Man who buys, sells gold at store robbed at gunpoint

Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking the public’s help in locating two suspects involved in armed robbery of a gold merchant at an Aloha bakery on Sunday night.

Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery Sunday around 7 p.m. at LaEspiga Dorada Bakery, 18370 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway, in Aloha. Two men entered the store and pointed a gun at a man who occasionally uses the bakery space to buy and sell gold, demanding jewelry and cash from the victim.

The suspects left the store without firing any shots and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry, said Sgt. David Thompson, sheriff’s office spokesman. No injuries were reported in the incident.

The suspects were last seen running across the railroad tracks on the south side of TV Highway headed toward Southwest Shaw Street.

Deputies surrounded the area. A K-9 team attempted unsuccessfully to track the suspects, who the victim described as black males, 5-feet, 8-inches tall, with skinny builds. One suspect was described as wearing a grey hoodie and the other suspect was wearing a black hoodie. One suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun during the robbery, Thompson said.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen the suspects running from the scene or getting into a car in the neighborhood south of Shaw Street to call the sheriff's office at 503-629-0111.

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