Jefferson High goes into lockdown while police search for robber

PORTLAND, Ore. - A local high school was in lockdown for a short time Tuesday afternoon while police searched for a robbery suspect who may have been armed.

The robbery happened just before 1:30 p.m.

According to police, a man knocked on the door of a home near Jefferson High School and told the person inside he had just been robbed on the street. The victim later told police that the robber stole $50 from him.

The high school was locked down while officers searched the area. They were unable to locate the suspect and he remains at large. Anyone with information that can help track the man down is asked to call police.

Suspect Description

  • Black male
  • 40 to 50 years old
  • 5 feet, 7 inches tall
  • Heavy set
  • Bald
  • Was wearing a green jacket and blue shorts

Editorial note: A previous version of this story stated that a man had knocked on the door of a home in the area, implied he had a weapon and robbed the homeowner. Police have since corrected that information and now say that the man who knocked on the door of the home was asking for help, saying he had just been robbed nearby.