Armed robbery attempt at Daily Planet

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At 3:50 a.m. Monday morning, East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the The Daily Planet, a nightclub/bar in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood at 11312 S.E. Powell Blvd.

When officers arrived, the bartender told police he was walking to his car after closing the bar when the suspect approached and demanded he go back and open the bar.

As the bartender struggled to open the door, the victim told police the suspect fired one shot.

When he finally got the door open, the suspect fired an additional round.

The suspect then ran out the front door of the bar and was last seen running eastbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

He did not obtain any money from the bar and the victim was uninjured.

Officers established a neighborhood perimeter and a Gresham Police Department K-9 unit responded to assist in a search for the suspect.

After an extensive neighborhood search, the suspect was not located by police.

The armed robber is described as a white male in his 20s, 5’10″ tall, slender build, wearing a black and gray checkered shirt and mask.

Robbery detectives responded and are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.


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