PORTLAND – A clerk was pistol whipped during a motel robbery in Northeast Portland Friday. It happened Friday morning at the Comfort Inn on Northeast Wasco Street.
The holdup happened just before 6 a.m. The clerk was in the lobby along with a guest who had come downstairs for breakfast.
Mark Gove, of Delaware, said a man ran into the lobby and pulled a gun out of a McDonald's bag and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. Gove said the robber hit the clerk with the gun, grabbed some cash and took off. The clerk was not seriously hurt.
“Told us to give him the money, we looked at each other like, ‘is this real?’ Then he started yelling ‘give me the money,’ at the clerk and pushed him behind the counter,” Gove said.
The suspect was described as about 5-foot 8 inches tall, and probably in his 20s. He was wearing sunglasses and a dust mask.
KGW Reporter Art Edwards contributed to this report