$10,000 reward offered in robbery of armored car employee

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police are looking for a man they said grabbed two boxes of cash from an armored car employee and quickly disappeared Friday morning.

The incident took place at about 6:30 a.m. at the OnPoint Credit Union, located in the 1700 block of NE Ninth Avenue.

A Loomis Security armored car employee told police she was walking from the armored car to an ATM when a man "came out of nowhere," grabbed two cases containing money she was carrying and then ran off on NE Ninth Avenue.

The worker was armed but Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police said no shots were fired and the suspect was not armed.

Police did not specify how much money was taken and said the cases were black and about the size of shoeboxes. The Loomis Security worker was not hurt.

The suspect was described by Sgt. Simpson as a male of unknown race in his early to mid-20s, about 6 feet tall with a thin build.

He was wearing a dark-colored jacket with a sports team logo and hood that was over his head. He was also wearing white gloves, police said.

Loomis Armored U.S., LLC is offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Robbery detail at 503-823-0405.