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Man armed with gun, Taser robs woman


Gresham police are investigating an early morning robbery in which two men armed with a handgun and a Taser robbed a young woman waiting for a bus.

The victim, a 21-year-old Gresham woman, reported that she was waiting for a bus on the west side of the street at Northeast Second Street and Hood Avenue at about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, when suddenly she realized two men were standing right next to her.

One of the men held a handgun in his right hand, which he had on his chest. He ordered her to “give me everything” before calling her a vulgar name.

“Really, you’re going to rob me at Second and Hood?” the victim challenged as she called 9-1-1.

That’s when the man pulled a Taser out of his waistband and made it spark.

The victim handed over her duffle bag, wallet containing $170 and a small laptop computer worth about $200.

Both men fled south on Hood, west on Powell Boulevard and north on Roberts Avenue. The woman chased them but lost sight of the men when they turned onto Roberts. So she flagged down a passing motorist, who gave her a ride to the MAX station at Northeast Eighth Street and Kelly Avenue.

Gresham and Troutdale police responded, along with a Portland police K-9 unit, but were not able to find the suspects. They did find her bag with everything still in it in a parking lot just west of where she was robbed.

Both suspects remain at large.

The first man who had the gun and Taser is described as a 25-year-old unshaven white male, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with red flames, a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He was carrying a small black “chipped” handgun and Taser.

The second man is described as a “tweeker type” white male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a jacket.