Southeast Portland

Police investigate armed robberies at Portland restaurants

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred within 20 minutes Friday night.

Police don’t yet know if the same suspects robbed both restaurants, but they said the suspect descriptions were similar in both robberies.

The first robbery happened at Blue Basil Thai Cuisine, located at 3801 SE Belmont St., at around 9:30 p.m.

Police said two men armed with handguns demanded money and ran away from the restaurant with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police searched the area but could not find anyone matching the suspects’ descriptions.

The second robbery occurred at 9:48 p.m. at a Subway restaurant located at 1301 Northeast Broadway.

An employee told police that two men armed with handguns walked into the restaurant and demanded money. They ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The first suspect is described as a black man who is 6’1’’ to 6’3’’ tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a black hoody and a white scarf over his face, witnesses said.

The second suspect was described as a black man who is about 5’8’’ tall with a skinny build. He was also wearing a black hoody and a white scarf around his face. Witnesses said he wore gray pants.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call Portland police.