Bicyclists with hammer or hatchet rob man in Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two bicyclists are being sought in connection with a hatchet or hammer attack on a man in Northeast Portland shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

The man was walking in the area of NE Martin Luther King and Schuyler around 12:30 a.m. when the bicyclists approached him and demanded money. Police said one of the bicyclists hit the victim during the robbery with either a hatchet or a hammer.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The bicyclists — both described as white man in their early 30s with a skinny build — fled the area after the robbery and attack. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with PPB Robbery Detail detectives at 503.823.0405. 

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