PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Six businesses in Southeast Portland were damaged, including some from burglaries, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Portland police said.
The businesses in the area of SE 55th and E. Burnside include the QFC grocery store, Sherwin Williams, Natural Nails and Tabor Barber Shop. Authorities told KOIN 6 News the damage “probably happened” between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Power, which had been off in that area from the Friday storm, was likely back on at the time of the damage, officials said.
Antonio Giordano, the owner of the Tabor Barber Shop, said the burglary and the damages are a huge blow to his business.
“The power went out. We got notice that it would be till about 4 a.m.,” Giordano told KOIN 6 News. “I think they came by shortly after that, smashed all the windows in the plaza here. I came in, broken glass was everywhere and everyone didn’t know what was going on.”
He is understandably upset.
“It’s just upsetting that someone thinks they can get away with this and hurt small businesses,” he said. “I don’t have the money to replace the door immediately and a couple other businesses in this plaza don’t either.”
Businesses were still totaling up the damage and checking their inventory. Police said no one has been arrested and there is no suspect information at this time, but the case remains open and active.