Portland Contractor Robbed at Gunpoint

 Southeast Portland this morning.  One man, doing contract work on the corner of 7800 SE 114th Avenue

There are tens of thousands of contractors all over the world, hired to build houses, business and other structures.  Imagine just going about your work one morning, performing repairs say, and some strangers comes up with a gun asking for your money, cell phone and car keys.  What would you do?  This is exactly what happened to a man in Southeast Portland this morning.  One man, doing contract work on the corner of 7800 SE 114th Avenue was robbed at gunpoint.

After taking what was demanded from the workman, two men proceeded to tie him up and drive off in his white work truck.  How about that for a way to start the day?  Apparently these guys needed a set of wheels today.  Luckily, the tied up man, despite the rainy weather and loss of his cell phone, was able to free himself and get to a phone where he called 9-1-1.

The truck is reported as a white, F-150 pick-up truck with the words “Rupp Family Construction” and graphics on the side.  Of the two unfriendly men who drove off in the truck, one is described as a white male, approximately 5’8″ tall of medium build.  He had time to shave today, apparently, before the incident because he was also reported as clean-shaven in some black clothing.  No information was given to report the second man, who was able to make himself more invisible during the whole incident.

Any siting of this white pick up and the possible men who performed this unfriendly act of robbery this morning is asked to be reported.  Those who have any information are not advised to approach the men, but rather to call Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

Hopefully, this contractor in Southeast Portland who was robbed at gunpoint this morning while attempting repairs, will have a much better day from this point forward and be able to shake off the events of the morning.  This is no way to start your day, that’s for sure.  As for the two who felt it necessary to infringe on someone else’s day in the way they have, well, let’s hope they have some sad stories to tell as to what motivated such a meeting.  Perhaps they will recognize the error of their ways before it’s too late and return what they have taken.  For the good of all.

Written by: Stasia Bliss

Portland Police Report, September 30, 2013

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