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Mt. Tabor man robbed at gunpoint in his own home

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Portland police are investigating an armed robbery in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 100 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue.

The victim told officers that he was out in his garage when two men approached him, and one of them was armed with a handgun, police said.

"I turned around and asked if I could help them," said Jerry Dunken. "And they pulled out a gun and said ‘Let's go in the house.'"

The suspects forced the victim into the house at gunpoint and demanded jewelry, officers told FOX 12.

According to detectives, the man with the gun stayed with the victim on the first floor while the second robber went upstairs and rummaged through his property.

After getting some jewelry, both robbers left the home and walked off into the neighborhood.

Several police officers, including a police K-9 unit, searched the neighborhood, but did not locate anyone matching the descriptions of the suspects.

One of the robbers was described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, with a stocky build and dark complexion, police said. He had on dark clothes and was armed with the handgun.

Officers said the second robber was a tall white man with a pockmarked face. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.

"I kind of feel sorry for them," said Dunken. "At least the one guy was kind of like a tweaker or just awful or nervous at it."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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