This month, a string of robberies has broken out across the Columbia River in Vancouver and Camas, Washington. At least eight restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries were affected, as well as several other local businesses. No arrests have been made, and you can help the police identify the criminals by viewing the surveillance footage below.
The robberies come on the heel’s of several restaurant-related robberies in Portaland last month. Here’s how this February’s crimewave in Vancouver and Camas has unfolded:
- February 8 — Cafe Piccolo in Camas had its front door smashed in, according to the Camas-Washougal Post-Record, and the vandal or vandals left with an undisclosed amount of money and electronics.
- February 13 — Seven Camas businesses were burglarized, including two food-related businesses: Cake Happy and Happy Island Restaurant. The thief or thieves collectively made off with electronics, cash, credit cards, and food.
- February 14 — Washington County Sheriff Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit in Beaverton. When the vehicle was recovered, stolen goods from the February 13th robberies was discovered, but the suspects had fled the scene.
- February 22 — Four businesses were broken into on Grand and East Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, according to KOIN 6. They include Du’s Teriyaki, Tortilleria Fiesta Mexicana, Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, and Rosycakes Bakery. Du’s Teriykai captured the suspects on its surveillance video, and if you can identify the men in the footage, reach out to the Vancouver Police Department’s non-emergency line, 360.487.7400:
- Update: Evidence of downtown Camas burglaries is found in stolen car in Beaverton area [Camas-Washougal Post-Record]
- Several area businesses robbed overnight Tuesday [KOIN]
- Fifth Pod Senselessly Vandalized by Food Cart Crooks [EPDX]
- Food Cart Crime Wave Suspect Apprehended [EPDX]
- Food Cart Crimewave Expands to Restaurants [EPDX]