Burglar pepper-sprays owners, steals dozens of Nike shoes

Multnomah County

He fled the scene in a 10-foot U-Haul truck

A burglar pepper-sprayed the residents and stole dozens of shoes from this home on NW 21st Terrace in Gresham. October 28, 2019 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A house burglar remains at large after pepper-spraying homeowners and stealing “several dozens” of new Nike shoes.

The suspect robbed a house in the 1700 block of Northwest 21st Terrace by climbing on the roof and crawling through an upstairs window. He found the homeowners hiding in their bedroom before pepper-spraying them, then took off with Nike apparel and shoes.

He fled the scene in a 10-foot U-Haul truck.

Police believe the suspect may be attempting to sell the shoes. He’s described as skinny and approximately 6-foot tall. He’s believed to be between 20 and 30-years-old.

A $2,500 cash reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Oregon for any information leading to an arrest. Make an anonymous tip online or call 503.823.4357.

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