1 arrested after SE Portland bar robbery; 1 escapes

1 arrested after SE Portland bar robbery

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police tactical teams searched an area in Southeast Portland for two armed robbers, finding one hours after the crime.

The two are suspected of robbing the 82nd Avenue Bar and Grill at around 2:30 a.m. One was armed with a knife and the other with a handgun.

Following the robbery, officers saw a car speeding away from the scene. It crashed near Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street.

The suspect who was caught was arrested just two blocks away, in the Stanton family's driveway.

"He jumped the fence and came right here and dropped to the ground right there and that’s where they pointed the guns at him," said Russ Stanton. 

The search perimeter included Holgate Boulevard to Boise Street and 112th to 115th avenue. Police called off the effort at 8 a.m.

The suspects were described as one white, one black, both shorter than average.

Police are investigating a spike of about ten armed robberies of Portland bars in the past few weeks.

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