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Police respond to two robberies

Clerk injuries in Northeast Portland incident

Portland police responded to two robberies on Saturday.

According to police, the first response was at 4:10 p.m. when East Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of an armed robbery with a knife at Sam's Deli, located in the 17200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

When they officers arrived, they were told the suspect was a white male in his 30's, 5'10, medium build with dark hair, wearing a red stocking cap and red sweatshirt. He was last seen leaving the area westbound on foot.

Then at 8:14 p.m., North Precinct officers assigned responded to a call of a robbery of Yong's Market, located in the 2600 block of Northeast Dekum Street. A customer apparently came into the market and found the clerk injured and called police.

Officers believe the suspect assaulted the clerk during the robbery. The entire cash register was gone from the market and believed to have been taken in the robbery.

Both robberies are under investigation.