Armed robber in NE Portland clobbers man's head with hammer – KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two suspects — one armed with a hammer, the other with a gun — robbed a man after striking him on the head with a hammer, according to Portland Police.
Early Saturday morning police responded to NE 14th Pl. where they were told an assault and robbery had taken place. Officers found a 31-year-old man with a head trauma and he was taken to a Portland area hospital with serious injuries.
A second male victim told police the two men were walking back from a trip to a 7-11 store on NE 15th Ave. and Killingsworth St. when they were approached by two other men.
One was armed with a hammer and the other suspect brandished a gun to both victims and when they tried to run away they were chased down by the suspects. The suspect with a hammer attacked the 31-year-old victim, hitting him several times over the head before taking his iPhone.
The other victim, who was a witness to the assault, was not injured.
The suspect who hit the man is described as an African American or Hispanic male in his 30’s wearing dark clothes.
Police and a K-9 unit searched the Vernon neighborhood, but did not find anyone matching the suspect’s descriptions.
Anyone with information is asked to call Portland Police (503) 823-0464.