I received an interesting photo from a source at the Portland Police Bureau today. The photo (see it below) shows a man they suspect is a thief using a hacksaw to cut through a bike lock.
The image was taken by a person who works nearby and was sent into the PPB’s Central Precinct. The location is on NW Glisan just west of Broadway near Union Station in downtown Portland.
According to the PPB, when the man saw his photo being taken, he jumped on his bike (in the background) and fled the scene. The PPB are trying to identify the man. If anyone has information, please call the PPB non-emergency number at (503) 823-3333.
UPDATE, 8:30pm: After hearing concern from a reader about putting this man’s identity front and center, I decided to blur his face. I am more interested in the act and the context of the story than I am about catching this particular thief. That job is better left to the police. Thanks for understanding.