Robber displays hatchet; clerk displays handgun; we seek tips

Please reference CCSO Case #19-009740

Suspect photos Suspect photos

Video of attempted robbery (.mp4 format)

Were you attempting to rob a Plaid Pantry just before 1 a.m. on April 28?

We'd like to reunite you with the hatchet you left behind after the clerk responded with a handgun and a 911 call and you fled the scene.

At approximately 12:56 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, an employee of the Oak Grove Plaid Pantry called 911 to report an attempted armed robbery.

As seen in the above-linked video, a masked robber showed up at a local convenience store on April 28. 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.

Can you help us ID the suspect and make an arrest in this case?

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

Photos of the suspect taken from the video are attached.

NOTE TO MEDIA: The clerk is NOT interested in media interviews.


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. Please reference CCSO Case # 19-009740.


Sgt. Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit