Attempted Robber Threatens Clerk with Ax; Flees when Clerk Shows Handgun

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

If so, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says they would like to reunite you with the hatchet you left at the scene 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 video released by the sheriff’s office, 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. I guess he wasn’t expecting that.

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 Road.

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

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