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PORTLAND -- Police said a skinny robber wearing bright colors and brandishing a syringe he claimed was full of AIDS robbed an ice cream shop Tuesday night in downtown Portland.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said the man left the Baskin Robbins at Southwest Broadway Avenue and Morrison Street on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers checked the area but did not find the man.

The suspect was described as white, in his 20s, 5-foot-9, with short brown hair and glasses.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (503) 823-0405.

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