Police searching for suspect of armed robbery, assault at bar
Incident occurred at Maddy's, on Southeast Powell Boulevard -
A southeast Portland bar was the site of an armed robbery at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Portland Police East Precinct officers responded to reports of the robbery at Maddys, located at 17102 Southeast Powell Boulevard.
A 64-year-old female employee at the bar told police she was cleaning the counter when the suspect approached her from behind and demanded money. The employee told police she felt something pressed up against her side, and when she looked saw it was a handgun.
Police say she was forced to open the register, and the suspect began taking money and putting it into a bag. More money was demanded from the employee, then he struck her in the head with the gun, knocking her to the ground.
The suspect left the bar and rode away westbound on Powell on a black sport motorcycle. One customer was in the bar but didnt see anything until she heard the employee yell after being struck, police say.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-10, 180 pounds. During the robbery he wore his black motorcycle helmet, a black jacket, gloves, and tan or cream-colored pants.
Surveillance video of the incident has been released to aid the investigation. It can be viewed at youtu.be/OLk1hgjhjMM.