Portland police investigate two robberies
Christopher A. Lowman faces charges for one incident
Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a Gresham deli during the holiday weekend.
Christopher A. Lowman, 25, of Portland was arrested just two hours after the alleged robbery on an allegation of third-degree robbery, according to jail records. He was released on his own recognizance early Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Lowman reportedly implied he had a weapon when he entered Joseph's Deli in the 17100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen running southbound behind the Bi-Mart.
Officers with Portland's East Precinct are still investigating another robbery that happened on Christmas.
In that case, the suspect, whose face was covered during the robbery, entered the AM/PM market at Southeast 161st Avenue and Division Street at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25. He came in with a note and a black handgun in his waistband, and then left walking westbound on Division Street with an undisclosed amount of money.
He is described as a Caucasian man about 25 years old, with a thin build and short blond hair. He was last seen wearing black pants and a black jacket.
The Christmas robbery remains under investigation.