News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
September 25, 2014, 1:37 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-26052
UPDATE: Sept. 25, 2014
Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes unit have located the stolen Ford Ranger pickup taken in the carjacking that occurred on Monday, September 22.
The vehicle was located on SE 78th and SE Harney. The vehicle was found by a family member of the victim. It was located about 3 blocks from where it was taken.
The vehicle is currently being processed for evidence. No further suspect information is available at this time.
EARLIER (Sept. 23, 2014, 5:55 p.m.)
At 9:34 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of an armed carjacking in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer located at 8955 SE 82nd Ave. in unincorporated Clackamas County. The three suspects are still at large. A photo of the type of vehicle stolen is attached. Tips are sought.
The victim, a 58-year-old woman, was placing her groceries in the passenger side of her vehicle -- a white 2002 Ford Ranger pickup -- when she was approached by three males believed to be white, wearing dark clothing with hoodies.
One suspect -- a 5'10", clean-shaven white male with a thin build -- produced a gun. The three suspects stole her keys and purse and got into the pickup. The victim ran back into the Fred Meyer as the suspects left the scene driving north through the store's parking lot.
The stolen vehicle is described as a white 2002 Ford Ranger extended-cab pickup with OR license plate ZET 897. It has a distinctive identifying feature: The rear passenger-side quarter-panel is partially painted purple.
Photos of a similar pickup in this model (NOT of the specific stolen vehicle) are attached to this release.
Anyone who has seen the stolen white Ford Ranger or has information on the three suspects is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-26052.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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