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Two Tigard coffee shops robbed at knifepoint

Two Tigard coffee houses were robbed at knife-point last week, and police are looking for the robbers responsible.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Tigard Police were called to Black Rock Coffee, 15290 S.W. Pacific Highway, after a man in a mask stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

An employee at the drive-through coffee shop told police that a man approached the store at about 5:40 p.m. and tried to climb through the coffee shop’s drive-up window.

On the first attempt the man pushed the employee, damaging his phone, but was able to get inside the kiosk, where he pulled out a large knife and demanded money from the cash register.

The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and climbed out the window while the employee ran to neighboring Sonic Drive-In to call 911.

It’s unclear what direction the man went, but police found several dollar bills on the ground along Southwest Naeve Street, which the thief likely dropped, according to Jim Wolf, a Tigard police spokesman.

The man wore a black mask over the lower portion of his face, Wolf said, and was wearing baggy black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. The man was in his 20s, about 5-feet-8-inches tall and stocky.

The robbery is similar to a Tuesday night robbery of Dutch Bros. Coffee.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, police were called to Dutch Bros. Coffee, 11746 S.W. Pacific Highway, after an employee said a man wearing a face mask approached a woman working at the drive-up coffee shop pulled out a large hunting knife.

The man demanded cash and personal items, and the man ran from the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash and the woman's wallet.

No one was injured in the robbery.

The robber was described as a 6-foot-tall man with a slim build, carrying a blue drawstring-style bag.

The man was wearing a mask and carrying a large hunting knife.

Police K-9 tracking dogs searched both areas after the robberies, but neither robber was found.

Wolf said that investigators weren't ruling out the possability that the two robberies were connected, but said that so far they can not prove that they two were committed by the same person.

"There is some discussion with the investigators about the similarities between the two incidents, but there are also factors that offer a disparity."

The men were wearing different masks and the descriptions of the men were not similar, Wolf said.

"We can't confrim it, but yes there are similarities in both incidents," Wolf said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tigard Police at 503-639-6168 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




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