Voodoo Doughnut suffered a bizarre crime this weekend, KXL first reported, as a man with a hatchet robbed the 24-hour downtown location at around 3:40 a.m. However, as the Oregonian reports, the robber wasn’t looking for cash — instead, he hopped the counter, filled up a pink box of doughnuts, and left. Police found the suspect eating a doughnut only a block away, and took him into custody after he briefly fled. No one was injured in the robbery, and police recovered the hatchet, which the robber had left at the doughnut shop.
A spokesperson for Voodoo issued a statement, which reads as follows:
The safety of our customers and employees is Voodoo Doughnut’s highest priority. We are grateful that no one was injured during the incident. We immediately contacted the police and turned over our video footage to them. We have learned from the police that the suspect is in custody and we will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities throughout their investigation.
Restaurant and bar robberies are all-too-frequent in Portland, though the peculiarities of this particular story do set this robbery apart from the rest. The crime is somewhat similar to the Brass Tacks burglary earlier this year, in which the thief stole all of the restaurant’s White Claw and potato salad.