A "petite" woman is accused of using a gun to rob a clothing boutique in Clackamas on Tuesday afternoon.
The robbery happened around 4:30 p.m. on the 13000 block of Southeast Sunnyside Road in Clackamas.
Deputies said the robber walked into Sublime clothing store posing as a shopper
Once inside, the clerk behind the counter said the woman kept her back to her as she browsed through some of the clothes and even commented about liking the cancer awareness T-shirts.
"She didn't seem really interested in anything but was looking around and then she sped up a little bit like she was going to go out the door but instead approached her at the register," said Tina Dambrosio, owner of Sublime Clothing.
The clerk said she was surprised by the woman's actions and by what she said as she demanded the money.
"She came up to the register, had her bag open and had a gun in one hand. She was holding her hand bag open and said ‘your money is insured but my child is not,'" added Dambrosio.
The woman took off and deputies weren't able to locate her.
Meanwhile, nearby businesses are surprised that the robbery happened on a busy afternoon.
"I'm really sad to hear it was at Sublime because she's one of the tenants in the common here and you know we all care about each other, and we want to make sure everybody is safe in this area," added Debbie Bjerkvig, who owns Haven of Rest Day Spa, a nearby business.
Surveillance cameras from Gloria'z Pub and Grill, caught a quick glimpse of the woman leaving the store.
"This is very close to us, so yeah we are definitely not liking that," added Bjerkvig.
The owner of Sublime Clothing said she is now taking extra security steps; including adding surveillance cameras and even keeping the front door locked, making customers use the second entrance to the shop.
"It's really unfortunate that there are some people in the world that have to create this for others," said Dambrosio.
The robber is described as a white ‘petite' female about 5'2" and weighing about 100 to 105 pounds.
She was last seen wearing black pants and a green stocking cap.
Deputies believe the woman got away by jumping into a silver colored car that was waiting nearby.
They say a man was behind the wheel of that car.
Anyone with any information should call the Clackamas County Tip Line at 503-723-4949, you can remain anonymous.
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