Craigslist armed robbery in Boring
Stolen vehicle involved
BORING On July 31 at about 10:40 p.m. deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an armed robbery at 27910 SE Dee St. in Boring.
On Thursday afternoon an adult male found a vehicle that he wanted to purchase on Craigslist. He communicated with the seller via telephone and they agreed to meet at a gas station in Boring after the seller got off work in the late evening. The would-be buyer agreed to bring the purchase amount in cash.
The vehicle plate was on the Craigslist advertisement. A check of that plate and the vehicle description match a stolen vehicle from Clackamas County Oregon VBW632. The victim was not aware of the stolen vehicle information.
When the victim and his family arrived at the gas station at about 10:30 p.m., the seller called and told him to drive to his nearby home at 27910 SE Dee St. When the victim arrived in the area he noticed that the home was dark. They stopped in front of the home and when they did so were confronted with two armed men with semi-automatic handguns. One of the suspects pressed the handgun into the victim's forehead and demanded the money. He then tried to pull the victim through the window of the car. The other suspect tried to open the driver's door. The victims were able to drive away and immediately call 911. The suspects did not obtain the cash from the victim.
The suspects are described only as two white males, possibly in their 20's, wearing dark clothing and dark masks.
Multiple units including a police canine unit responded, but the suspects were not located.
It was discovered that the home where the victim had been directed is abandonded.
As of this morning, the vehicle is still listed as being stolen. Anyone seeing the vehicle should contact 911. Any tips or similar instances regarding this case should be reported using the CCSO Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the new online email form.
Detectives are working on leads assoicated with this case.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office wishes to remind the public that anybody purchasing items via Craigslist or other Internet sites should excercise extreme caution in meeting the other party. Meetings should always occur in public places. Best locations have video surveillance and high volumes of traffic.