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Two robberies may be related

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Two armed robberies within an hour of each other with similar methods and suspect description are believed by Portland police to be connected.

Just after midnight Saturday morning, police said a man armed with a shotgun walked into Charlie’s Teriyaki, 14800 S.E. Powell Boulvevard, and demanded money. About an hour later, a man armed with a shotgun walked into the Fire Escape Bar & Grill, 9004 N.E. Sandy Boulevard, and demanded money.

In each case the robber got the money and walked out.

The suspect is an African-American man in his mid-30s, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, maybe a long coat, and had some facial hair.

Anyone with information should call PPB 503.823.0405.