PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four suspects were arrested Sunday morning following multiple armed robberies on the east side, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Residents in the Portland’s Northeast neighborhood of Wilkes had to shelter in place around 5 a.m. following a report of three armed suspects running into the area after escaping police in Southeast.
Officers first responded to a reported armed robbery of a convenience store near SE Holgate and SE 104th Street, according to PPB. Ten minutes later, suspects matching the same description were reported at SE Foster and 110th attempting to rob another convenience store.
The suspects were then located in a vehicle nearby and an officer attempted to pull it over, however, the car sped off. The pursuit lead officers to Northeast Portland where the suspects got out of the vehicle and ran into the Wilkes neighborhood.
A perimeter was setup between NE Halsey Street to San Rafael Street as well as NE 157th to 162nd, according to PPB. An hour into establishing the perimeter, one patrolling officer said he recognized the passengers in another car as one of the suspects.
PPB stopped the car–a rideshare vehicle–and arrested the four occupants without incident.
“The rideshare driver was cooperative with the investigation,” said PPB. “A handgun was recovered from under a seat of the rideshare vehicle. The gun was an airsoft-style gun.”
Robbery Detectives are investigating. They connected two of the suspects to six armed robberies, all involving convenience stores Sunday morning:
2:19a.m.: 6000 block of Northeast Win Sivers Rd
2:46a.m.: 6200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard
4:41a.m.: 7100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard
5:00a.m.: 10300 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard
5:04a.m.: 11000 block of Southeast Foster Road
Another case in Wood Village (Multnomah County Sheriff’s office)
One adult male, Rashun C. Tyler, 24, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on six counts of Robbery in the First Degree.
A juvenile male was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center on six counts of Robbery in the First Degree.
Two juvenile females were released to guardians without charges, police said.
A fifth suspect allegedly involved in at least one of the incidents is still at large, police said. The suspect was not believed to be in the Wilkes neighborhood.
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.
The investigation remains open.