Thieves steal iPhones from man, back into him with escape vehicle
The victim of a cellphone robbery in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood was struck by the suspects' vehicle as they were fleeing the scene on Friday afternoon.
On Sept. 26 at 3:20 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 16300 block of Southeast Yamhill Street on the report of a man who had possibly been shot and was lying in the street.
As officers were enroute, they learned the man had actually been struck by a vehicle as it fled the scene.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treatment of the victim, who was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers learned the victim was unloading newly purchased iPhones from his vehicle, when the suspect or suspects robbed him of several units, before hitting him with a vehicle as they backed away.
The vehicle was described as a dark blue or gray smaller sports utility vehicle driven by a Caucasian male.
Officers are continuing to investigate this case.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.