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Police seek O'Reilly Auto Parts robber

Oregon City police are looking for a suspect in a robbery at O'Reilly Auto Parts, 19203 Molalla Ave., on Nov. 18 between 7:10 and 7:20 p.m.

The suspect allegedly walked into the store with his hand in his jacket, indicating he had a gun, and got away with cash from the store.

At one point while the suspect was telling the two employees to get money from the till, he pressed something hard in the back of one of the victims, who thought it felt like a gun. Once the suspect left, witnesses say, he walked back a couple of times and looked back into the store to see if the victims had moved from the corner, where he told them to stay.

The suspect is described as a 25-to-35-year-old, 6-foot-5 black male of medium build wearing black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt with a hood pulled tight over his head. He had a white bandana over his face, that extended about half way up his nose and was possibly wearing blue jeans.

Witnesses saw no hair or facial hair, and during the sketching process, one of the victims described seeing freckles or moles on the suspect's cheeks, like Morgan Freeman. The victim described the face of the suspect as having a "rough complexion."

Police viewed video from a couple businesses and noticed a dark-colored two door, possibly late 1980s, leaving the area around the time of the robbery. A customer who left just prior to the robbery, described seeing a newer white two-door Mercedes sedan with chrome rims.

The sketch was done on Nov. 21 with one of the employees who was working at the time of the robbery.

Any help in identifying the suspect would be greatly appreciated. If anybody has any information that would help lead to a suspect, call the Oregon City Police Department's tip line at 503-496-1616.



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