Wilsonville Denny's robbed at knifepoint; suspect flees on foot; tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Dec. 19, 2012, 8:54 a.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-37474

At about 5:29 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, Wilsonville Police responded to the Denny's restaurant located at 30175 SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, after an armed robbery was reported to Clackamas 911.

Wilsonville Police were told by a Denny's employee that the suspect came to the register and asked for change for a dollar. When the employee opened the till, the suspect pulled out a large folding knife, opened it, and demanded the money in the till. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money in an unknown direction.

No one was injured in the robbery.

The suspect was described as follows:

  • White male adult
  • Early thirties
  • 5'10'' tall
  • Thin build
  • Brown hair
  • Scruffy full beard
  • Wearing a medium-blue hoodie sweatshirt with letters "NAU" on the front
  • Wearing brown baggy pants with either patches or a lighter discoloration on the back of the legs
  • Carrying blue, medium-sized nylon bag with black nylon handles

Investigators are planning on processing the available surveillance video for images of the suspect to share with the public.


The Wilsonville Police are 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 #12-37474.

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.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case 12-37474.


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Contact Info:
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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