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Police: 5 armed suspects arrested in marijuana dispensary robbery facing charges

Portland police made several arrests after a short manhunt for several armed suspects in NE Portland Friday.
Credit: Mike Benner/ KGW
Portland police tweeted that it was searching for multiple armed suspects in NE Portland on Friday, January 1, 2021.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Four adults and one juvenile are now being charged with robbery following Friday's incident, police said.

On Saturday investigators with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said they believe they have located a gun involved in the robbery and have seized it as evidence.

PPB tweeted on Friday around 3 p.m. that it is searching for multiple armed suspects in Northeast Portland.

According to a press release from PPB, North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at a marijuana dispensary in the 2800 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard at around 1:46 p.m.

At around 2 p.m., an officer found a car matching the description that was released of the suspect vehicle. He was found in the area of NE 99th Avenue and NE Prescott Street. When the officer attempted to do a traffic stop, the vehicle did not pull over.

The officer began to pursue the vehicle and it drove onto I-84, traveling at about 100 miles per hour. The suspect car exited at NE 43rd Avenue and the suspects jumped out and ran.

Officers were able to arrest two suspects initially and believed there were three still outstanding.

Officers set up a perimeter around NE Halsey Street and NE Broadway and asked that neighbors remain in their houses and call 911 if they noticed anyone suspicious on their property.

A short while later, it appeared they had caught the other three suspects and began breaking down the perimeter around NE Halsey Street and NE Broadway at around 5:30 p.m.

The following individuals were booked into Multnomah County Detention Center for first-degree and second-degree robbery: 20-year-old Daniel Mugisha, 18-year-old Abdi Guhad, 22-year-old Sammy Bulambo, 19-year-old Dan Gajhabukha,  and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Phoenix, Arizona.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has additional information about this case, contact Detective Rachel Baer Rachel.Baer@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0323 or Detective Brett.Hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1080.