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Two Suspects Apprehended in String of Portland Bar Break-Ins

The 15 affected businesses include the Sandy Hut and Concordia Ale House


It has been a busy year in Portland restaurant and bar break-ins, and the Portland police have apprehended two suspects alleged to have committed 15 armed robberies at bars, including the Sandy Hut and Jolly Roger Bar, KGW reports. The suspects are Deron A. Crain and Johntae D. Hammond, and they have each been charged with 13 counts of first-degree robbery and 14 counts of second-degree robbery.

A joint effort between Portland police detectives, the Special Emergency Reaction Team, and the East Metro SWAT team led to the arrest of Crain on Thursday, August 31, near Northeast 178th and Glisan Street. Hammond was already in custody in the Clark County Washington Jail, for violating parole related to an assault conviction, and will be extradited to Oregon, according to the O.

KGW first reported on the robbers in early June. In instances like the Jolly Roger Bar, the two men are alleged to have had a gun and a knife and demanded wallets and other goods from patrons, as well as stolen money from the cash register.

Crain and Hammond are suspected to have robbed the following businesses:

  • Lotsa Luck Bar & Grill
  • Jolly Roger Bar
  • The Station
  • Bluefin Bar and Grill
  • Lodge Bar
  • Concordia Ale House
  • Element Lounge
  • Mousetrap Tavern
  • Pappy's Bar and Grill
  • Mad Hanna
  • Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill
  • Sandy Hut
  • Hilt Bar
  • Gilmore Meadows
  • Perch Tavern

Sandy Hut

1430 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, , OR 97232 (503) 235-7972