On Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to an armed robbery occurring at the Jungle Room, located at 1034 East Baseline Street in Cornelius.
Deputies learned that an unknown suspect entered the bar while brandishing a knife, walked behind the counter, and demanded money from the register. The suspect then fled with a significant amount of cash. A track was conducted by a Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9 team but the suspect was not located. The Forest Grove Police Department also assisted in the search.
The suspect is described as a Latino male in his mid-20s, 5'1" tall, slim build, with short facial hair. He was wearing a black and red plaid jacket and dark pants. The suspect had a dark-colored sweatshirt underneath his jacket with the hood pulled over his head.
Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit are asking for the public's help identifying the robbery suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (503) 846-2500.