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News Release
SERT Completes Block Search Without Locating Suspects - Perimeter Breaks Down - 07/19/21

At about 4:18 a.m., the Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) completed a yard by yard search of the perimeter officers set. SERT did not find the robbery suspects. Without further leads or other actionable information to follow, incident commanders broke down the perimeter.

The investigation into the robbery is ongoing.
There is no further need for residents within the perimeter to shelter in place.

On July 19, 2021 at about 12:58 a.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue when a person reported their pickup truck had been stolen at gunpoint. As officers responded they learned that the victim was tracking the location of the stolen vehicle because a cell phone was left in it when the truck was stolen. The victim provided updates as to the location of the truck.

Responding officers followed the updates and found the truck near Southeast 124th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. As officers approached they saw two men in the truck and two other men near it. All four men fled on foot into the neighborhood.

Officers set a perimeter from Southeast 122nd Avenue to Southeast 129th Avenue and Southeast Tibbetts Street to Southeast Powell Boulevard. Because officers believed they had armed robbery suspects contained within that perimeter they called for assistance from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). SERT and CNT responded.

Supervisors on the scene of the perimeter requested that shelter in place recommendation go out to residents within the perimeter using a reverse 911 directory.

Responding media may stage in the Safeway parking lot along Southeast 122nd Avenue south of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The Portland Police will provide updates when there is new information to share.

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