Man convicted of using homemade firearms in 3 robberies


Reginald Huricks robbed the same convenience stores each time

Reginald Huricks was convicted on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2019. (MSCO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Reginald Huricks has been convicted of committing 3 separate robberies at the same convenience store in North Portland, all with a homemade firearms.

A court convicted the 38-year-old of robbery, robbery with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Evidence presented in the trial showed the robberies happened on January 18, April 17 and May 2 at a convenience store in the 5200 block of North Lombard Street.

Surveillance footage showed Huricks entering into the convenience store and attempting to steal a pack of cigarettes on Jan. 18. When Huricks walked out, the store clerk went to the front door with a baseball bat. When he saw the clerk, Huricks pointed the gun in his direction.

On the second incident, footage shows Huricks entering the store once again, this time collecting some items and going up to the counter. But, instead of paying for it all, he’s seen showing the handle of the firearm that had been inside his coat. The clerk said Huricks had threatened him before taking off with the unpaid merchandise.

Finally, on May 2, Huricks went into the store with his face partially covered and armed with a firearm, which he pointed at 2 employees. He told one worker to get on the ground and the other to hand over the store’s cash.

Huricks aimed his homemade firearm at 2 convenience store employees on May 2, 2019. (MCSO)

Huricks fled the scene before police arrived in each of these instances.

On May 4, officers responded to a restraining order violation call concerning Huricks. While arresting him, they found a loaded homemade firearm in his coat that matched the description of the one used in the burglaries. It was determined that the firearm could be used to fire at someone.

Huricks sent a letter to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office denying he was a part of any robbery.

Huricks’ sentencing is scheduled for December 13.

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