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Police looking for connection in series of Gresham robberies

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GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

Gresham Police Department detectives are seeking help from the public to identify a suspect or suspects in three recent robberies. 

The first robbery occurred at the Starbucks at 2233 N.E. Burnside just after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Police said a white man in his mid-20s walked in, showed a handgun and demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The robber in this case was described as having short blond hair, bright blue eyes and a goatee. He was wearing a black baseball cap with no logo. 

The second robbery happened at the Orient Expresso coffee stand at 3250 SE 11th at around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Police said a white man in his late 20s pointed a gun and demanded money. He got away with $165 and was last seen running into a nearby apartment complex to the north. 

The man was described as 5'8" to 5'10", about 160 pounds, and was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. He had no facial hair. 

The third incident happened on Wednesday, July 17 at Sidekicks Deli at 1489 SE Hogan road shortly before 10:30 p.m. Investigators said a white man, about 22 years of age, simulated a gun in his right pocket and demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money. 

He was described as 6' tall with dark hair, wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans. 

Investigators said they don't know if the same suspect robbed all three businesses, but detectives are looking for possible ties. 

If you have any information that could help in the investigation, call the Gresham Police Department. 

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