Reward Offered in Cab Driver Robbery – Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-06

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to identify an armed robbery suspect.

On February 5, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Radio Cab driver picked up the suspect at Southeast Grand Avenue and East Burnside Street. At Southeast 70th Avenue and Tolman Street, the suspect displayed a handgun to the driver and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect got out of the cab and left the area.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 5’06” to 5’08” tall, 140 pounds, shaved head or bald, facial hair, may have a bad front tooth.

Surveillance images from the cab and a convenience store are being released to aid in this investigation.

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