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5 Dec 2013
6 Dec 2013
Smart Park employees assaulted during car prowl
Two Smart Park employees were beaten and threatened early Monday morning when they caught two men trying to break into cars in a downtown parking garage.
Portland police said the two employees were hit with a metal pipe and threatened with a handgun. No shots were fired during the incident.
One of the two men was treated at a hospital for his injuries. The other was treated at the parking garage for minor injuries.
The employees said that at about 5:42 a.m. they were cleaning drains in the Smart Park garage at Southwest Third Avenue and Alder Street when they discovered two men on the eighth floor trying to break into a car. The vehicle belonged to one of the garage employees.
When they employees confronted the men, they were attacked.
The two other men fled with a backpack taken from the employee's car.
The two car prowlers were described as white men in their 20s, between 5-8 and 5-10 and wearing black hoodie sweatshirts. One had a shaved head.