Press release date: Fri Mar 26th, 2010
WEST LINN - Update 4:15pm - March 26, 2010: Suspects wore suits, and not Ninja gear as originally reported by victims
On Thursday evening, March 25, three subjects dressed as ninjas forced their way into a residence in the 2200 block of St. Moritz Loop in West Linn where they tied up the female resident for several hours while the suspects ransacked the home. Upon the arrival of her husband, several hours later, the suspects forced him to accompany them to his jewelry store which they then cleaned out. The suspects brought the man home and tied him up before leaving in his 1999 BMW 320i, OR License WRP139.
The suspects forced the victim, Rick Rogoway, to drive them to his store at 13033 SE 84th Avenue in Clackamas, OR. An unknown amount of jewelry was stolen from the store. Mr. Rogoway was then brought back to his residence where he was also tied up. The suspects fled in his car. Mr. and Mrs. Rogoway were able to get free and called 9-1-1 from a neighbor's home at 9:34pm.
"This was a targeted attack on this family and business" said Sgt. Neil Hennelly, a West Linn Police spokesperson, "This was not random at all."
Contact Info: Neil Hennelly, Police Sergeant/Public Information Officer, 503-655-6214 ext #4498