Portland police say two early-morning armed robberies at convenience stores may be connected – OregonLive


Two Portland convenience stores were robbed early Sunday morning, according to police, who say they are investigating whether the incidents were connected.

Police responded to the first robbery at 1:30 a.m., at the 4500 block of Northeast 60th Avenue. They said two suspects, armed with guns, stole cash and left before the first calls came in.

A second call came in at about 1:50 a.m., reporting a similar armed robbery 9 miles away at the 7300 block of North St. Louis Avenue. At least one suspect fired at two vehicles outside the convenience store, police said, with shattered glass injuring someone on the scene. Police said thieves took cash and store merchandise.

Police ask anyone with information about the robberies to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at [email protected] or Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards up to $2,500 for information that leads to arrests in felony crimes.

— Mike Rogoway | [email protected] | twitter: @rogoway |