Clerk Pulls Gun On Hatchet Holding Robber

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is trying to find a man who tried to rob a convenience store in Oak Grove with a hatchet.

The robbery happened just before 1 a.m. on April 28.

The clerk at the store called 911 to report an attempted armed robbery.

The suspect looked in store windows and checked the scene before entering the store.

The suspect then pulled a 12-inch hatchet from his pants at the convenience-store counter.

The clerk responded by pulling a concealed handgun, and then called 911 while holding the suspect at gunpoint.

The suspect then placed the hatchet on the counter and reportedly told the clerk, "I'm sorry. I'll leave."

The suspect got on his knees with his hands in the air, then abruptly fled the store. He was last seen running eastbound on SE Roethe Rd.

Deputies responded to the scene and performed a K9 track, but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as follows:

• Hispanic male adult

• Age estimated as early 20s

• Approximately 5-foot-5

• Wearing dark/black jacket with hood, some sort of dark-green or olive ski mask, khaki pants, and dark sneakers with white soles

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 19-009740.

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