PORTLAND, Ore. - Three suspects robbed two Northeast Portland businesses at gunpoint late Tuesday evening.

The first robbery occurred at 11:36 p.m. at the Red Roof Inn, located at 3828 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

The second robbery occurred at 11:53 p.m. at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 14090 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Both robberies were at gunpoint.

Before leaving the Plaid Pantry parking lot, the suspects also robbed a tow truck driver in the parking lot.

The suspects in both robberies were described as three males: one African-American and two unknown race.

Portland police detectives are investigating both incidents and believe they may be related.