iPad stolen from deaf man on Portland MAX

iPad stolen from deaf man on Portland MAX

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 13 at 8:01 PM

PORTLAND -- An iPad was stolen on a MAX train Friday from a deaf man who used it for his primary means of communication, police said.

The 62-year-old man was riding the MAX eastbound when two suspects got on at the Gateway Transit Center and began acting aggressively toward him, said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.

As the train stopped at the Southeast 102nd Avenue station, one of the suspects grabbed the victim's iPad and ran off the train, Simpson said. The other suspect rode away on his BMX bike, which he had brought on the train. Both headed south on Southeast 102nd Avenue.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not find anybody matching the suspects' descriptions.

The man who grabbed the iPad was described as African-American, in his late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-9, with a thin build and short black hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt, light blue jean shorts and black, high-top tennis shoes.

The man with the bike was described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-10, with a medium build and a Chinese symbol tattoo on the left side of his neck. He was wearing a white T-shirt, baseball cap and black shorts.

Anyone with information about robbery or the suspects was asked to submit a tip here.

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