A man wearing a blue medical mask and sunglasses threatened a cashier at the Shaw’s supermarket at the Westgate Shopping Center on Monday afternoon and made off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Portland police say this man robbed the Shaw’s Supermarket at Westgate Shopping Center on Monday. Photo courtesy of Portland Police Department

No one was hurt during the robbery, which was reported at 12:18 p.m., but the suspect eluded officers who used a police K-9 team to track him through a parking lot, onto Westland Avenue and back to Congress Street.

The robber was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a white T-shirt, a dark-colored beanie cap with a white logo, sunglasses and a blue medical mask, according to a news release  by the Portland Police Department.

No weapon was shown, but the man kept his hand in a pocket while demanding cash and threatening the cashier.

Portland police are encouraging anyone who may have information that could lead to the apprehension of the robber to contact them at 874-8575.


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