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Sherwood police look for suspect in two recent armed robberies

Sherwood police are working with Beaverton police to see if there may be a link between robberies

SHERWOOD - Sherwood police believe that one man could be responsible for two recent robberies in the city and are working with Beaverton police to see if those may be related to a third robbery there.

The department Wednesday released a composite sketch of the suspect, reportedly a young white male. Witnesses from the two Sherwood robberies gave descriptions to the composite artist for the rendering.

The first robbery occurred Thursday morning at the Subway sandwich shop on Langer Drive. The suspect, reportedly a man between 18 and 24 years old, pulled a black revolver from his hooded sweatshirt and demanded money from the cashier. The scene was caught on the store's video surveillance camera.

The second robbery occurred Friday afternoon at a Hair Masters salon on Roy Rogers Road. The suspect reportedly also used a black-colored handgun when he demanded money from a store employee.

'The descriptions sound very much the same,' said Sherwood police Det. Sgt. Dwight Onchi. 'And it sounds like he's gotten more aggressive.'

Onchi noted that in the second robbery, the suspect pointed the handgun directly in the face of the female cashier when she had difficulty opening the till.

Anyone with information regarding the recent robberies in Sherwood and/or the suspects' identities is encouraged to contact the Sherwood Police Department, Det. Sgt. Dwight Onchi or Det. Jeff Fitzpatrick at 503-625-5523.

Honeycut hair salon in Beaverton was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Monday, and the suspect description as well as the method have some similarities to those in Sherwood, Onchi said. The suspect, described as a young white male, walked into the salon, pointed a black handgun at the cashier and demanded that she open the till. The suspect reportedly made off with about $67.

The employee also reported that the suspect had paced in front of the store for about five minutes an hour before the robbery.