PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Dozens of police officers are on the scene in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood after two suspects reportedly shoplifted at a Washington Sportsman’s Warehouse store then fled the scene, according to Cowlitz County police.
Police told KOIN 6 News the suspects drove away as officers tried to stop them. Police noted that the incident started in Kelso, then moved through Clark County – ending up in southeast Portland.
Police have blocked off multiple blocks including SE 118th to 122nd near the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.
On the scene, a KOIN 6 News crew saw a PPB Air Support Unit along with a Gresham police drone.
On Thursday morning, PPB told KOIN 6 News the suspects eventually fled the area on foot and the car was recovered. There was no indication any suspects were found, police said.
This is a developing story.