Wanted armed robbery suspects on month-long crime spree in Portland

Surveillance images of armed robbery suspects released by Portland Police Bureau.

Detectives released surveillance images Tuesday of a pair of wanted armed robbery suspects on a month-long crime spree in Portland.

Police said the suspects have been involved in a string of robberies at bars and taverns since early June.

In each case, the suspects have entered the businesses armed with either knives or handguns and demanded money.

While customers are alarmed by the string of robberies, so are bartenders across the metro area.

"It's bringing the idea of safety back into the forefront, thinking about the buddy system walking to your car or, you know, your close out procedures," said Nick Nye, President of the Oregon Bartenders Guild.

Nye says the best way to stay safe is having a conversation with management and making a plan immediately.

"Because if you understand what to do there is a more likelihood that you're going to do well, that you're going to survive, that there's not going to be injury, and that will pretty much be them getting money and getting out of there," said Nye.

One of the suspects is described as a black man with dark complexion between 20 and 30 years old. He is 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall and 225 to 250 pounds with a small tattoo on his left forearm.

The second suspect is a black man with dark complexion, 20 to 30 years old and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers reward up to $1,000 for information on unsolved felony crimes and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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