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An on-the-sidewalk stickup in Inner Southeast is unusual; two in a row is bizarre

MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 20-year-old Javontae Rogers has been arrested as a suspect in the Powell Boulevard pedestrian armed robberies; a gun has been recovered. On Saturday morning, November 4, Central and East Precinct officers responded to reports of two separate pedestrian robberies on S.E. Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived and found both victims. An adult female reported that she had been robbed by a suspect with a gun at 6:32 a.m. in the 3100 block of Powell Boulevard. The second victim, an adult male, told officers he'd been robbed at gunpoint at 6:46 a.m. The second victim told officers he was near S.E. Chavez Blvd (formerly 39th) and Powell at the time.

During the investigation, officers learned that the victims were approached by a man who made demands and brandished a firearm. Neither victim reported being injured during the robberies.

Both victims provided a description of the suspect. Officers conducted an area search and found a suspect matching the descriptions leaving Creston Park. He was taken into custody.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to assist with the investigation. As detectives searched an area near Creston Elementary School they found and seized a firearm believed to have been used in the robberies.

The suspect in these robberies has been identified as 20-year-old Javontae Rogers. Rogers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts each of Robbery in the First Degree, and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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