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Police: Suspect arrested after robbing pedestrian, stealing car in SE Portland

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Keith R. Morris booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail) Keith R. Morris booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail)

A suspect was arrested after police say he robbed a pedestrian and stole a car in southeast Portland. 

The incident started at about 3 p.m. Monday in the 10300 block of Southeast Washington Street, according to the Portland Police Bureau. 

Police said the robbery victim provided emergency dispatchers with a detailed description of the suspect and the suspect’s last known location. The victim said the suspect stated he had a weapon, but the victim never saw one. 

When officers arrived in the area, they learned the suspect, who police later identified as 33-year-old Keith R. Morris, stole a blue Dodge Durango shortly after the robbery. 

Police found the stolen Durango being driven in the 10000 block of Southeast Washington Street and said they attempted to stop Morris. However, officers said Morris did not stop and fled the scene.

Officers deployed pursuit intervention techniques and eventually located the vehicle in the 9600 block of Southeast Division Street. 

Morris was taken into custody and then booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He faces charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of second-degree robbery.

The stolen Durango has been returned to its owner. 

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