News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 9:40 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Woman robbed at knifepoint on bike path near Otty Road; suspect sketch released; tips sought
Image: Sketch of suspect
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-3945.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at approximately 9:17 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a robbery on the bicycle path that runs parallel to I-205 at Otty Rd. in unincorporated Happy Valley, OR.
When deputies arrived, they spoke with the female victim -- who reported the male suspect approached her from behind. The suspect grabbed her around the neck with his arm and placed a large, kitchen-style knife to her throat. The suspect demanded money from her.
The victim was able to spin away from the suspect's grasp -- but was cut by the knife while doing so.
The suspect fled the scene on foot -- and was last seen running south on the bike path.
The suspect is described as follows:
• Hispanic male
• 18-20 years-old
• Between 5'02" and 5'04"
• Brown eyes
• Black hair
• Full lips
• Youthful face
• No accent
• At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants.
• The knife was described as a large, kitchen-style knife.
The victim was treated for a laceration to her hand -- and was able to meet with a forensic artist who works for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
A composite sketch of the suspect was created, and is linked above.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-3945.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.
Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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